Posted By Tycho de Waard (SU) on 11 Jan 2021 02:28 PM
Page speed is not a forte of DNN, that I agree with Linda. Having said that, I get an 82 on mobile and 97 on desktop, using Vanjaro. But you are not on Vanjaro :-)
So, what can we do within DNN Mini's context?
- www.tinypng.com. Yes, it is work, but it is worth it. And you must as Minis does not do webp.
- In the theme plugin of Minis you can turn off Bootstrap js and CSS3 animations in the Jquery library
- You can even try to do the same for the css library but that will probably ruin your design/ux
- In the layouts (also header and footer layouts) you can delete panes. Although, I think officially it shouldn't matter much, it must add up. So, delete what you don't need.
- Minis loads the css much, much better than older themes. It still loads a lot of stuff you might not need, though. I always do a run down after go live to see what css is not needed. Most of the time, you have 1 effect for a card (appear) and 6 you never use. You can either delete that on the deepest level or on page level.
Before you run to Vanjaro, download that and start uninstalling Minis...There are 3 big advantages of using Minis:
1. It has pretty designs.
2. It works really simple for editors
3. it is not in beta :-)
Vanjaro is currently still in beta which means it has its quircks. And actually, some pretty nasty ones too, so if you have a choice, wait at least until RC. But don't forget to take it for a spin as it is really awesome.
you make similar points i made to Linda - i told her that i like minis visually. and there is a high chance i adopt it. i am getting in the 60s, sometimes 50s, with minis, and 90-92 on desktop with my current design which consists of the theme, logo, copyright notice, the static image i mentioned, and 4 dynamics coming from revindex show case. i suspect that i will remove the showcase to use static images although it is a pain to maintain.
the editors provided by dnngo are very rich and flexible, once you get past the learning curve. so there is a great deal of value in those features.
there is no quick fix, and as i suspected at the outset, a bit of work is required by theme publishers as well as by dnn to get to class leading performance. for me, this is a journey - there is no quick fix. but i had to ask the questions to see if others had found the holy grail. incidentally, i tested some sites with great graphics which performed piss poor. mailchimp's home page was a disaster when i tested it yesterday. 1 on the mobile, and just a few points higher on the desktop. but it is a great looking home page.
thanks for the tips on minis!!
on a final note, when the page loaders point to specific css and js, and render blocking, you know you have an engineering challenge. i will post the recommendations to see if it points to dnn or themes. i am now beginning to think it might be in dnn.