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Slow Download Times Haunt Halloween Sites - Optimization Week of October 12, 2005

Optimization Week Issue #54, October 12, 2005

Just in time for the upcoming holiday, in this issue of Optimization Week we test Halloween shopping sites for speed and accessibility. When you visit a Halloween site, are you delighted by how easy it is to buy that sexy costume, or frustrated by hair-raising download times? We compare five top Halloween shopping sites for web performance and ease of access.

Slow Download Times Haunt Halloween Sites
Oooh, it's downright scary how long some Halloween shopping sites expect visitors to wait. Home pages haunted by usability ghouls and bandwidth goblins may leave these sites drowning in blood-red ink. Pull up a crypt, we'll leave the fright on for you.