Plant Database forum: Database front page loads faster now

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Oct 29, 2013 8:26 AM CST

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@Trish and some of my children confronted me yesterday with a complaint that the front page for the Plants Database is too slow to load. Trish even told me that she doesn't click on "Plant Database" unless she is ready to wait. Blinking

So I did some performance optimization to that page this morning and increased its loading time. It used to take 30 jiffies and it now takes 3 jiffies. (A jiffy is 1% of a second).

While I was in there I also improved the layout somewhat. The new images and new comments are now side by side.

So if you were one of those who dreaded clicking to the front page of the database because of slow load time, dread no longer!!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Oct 29, 2013 9:22 AM CST

Plants Admin

Wow, that's fast. Thanks to team Whitinger. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Nice layout change!
Evan
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Oct 29, 2013 10:56 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Nice!!
Snappier and prettier!! Two thumbs way way up Green Grin!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Wow, not only is it faster, but I love the new layout.
Hmmmm, now what can you put in all that blank white space under the 'Comments'?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Oct 29, 2013 1:21 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Nothing. The blank space is because there is an uneven amount of content because many comments are short. But if comments are longer (as they often are) then it'll stretch down further.

Anyway, there's nothing after the comments and images so it's not an issue AFAIK.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2013 2:11 PM CST
Thumbs up

A good reason to fill comments with useful and interesting information. Smiling

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