Best Answer Rob , 14 April 2013 - 03:45 PM
The problem I'm seeing on your site is that you have very large images in the slides. The slider doesn't scale, it crops. In otherwords, if a slide should be seen by visitors as 600px by 350px but you're using a 1280px by 720px image, the visitor may only see the desired size, but the whole image loads. All that cropped space uses memory, and if you have multiple large images, the slider will slow down considerably, as will the page load time where the slider appears.
The solution is to use a graphics editor (such as Photoshop), and resize or crop the images, replacing that 1280px by 720px image with one that fits exactly the size desired. This will vastly reduce the load time of the slider and the page.
You can see what I'm observing by looking at the image in the Kobe Bryant slide: http://www.headedfor...013/04/kobe.png
With this image: http://www.headedfor...4/kdrussel2.jpg the slider is compelled to stretch it, using additional processes to perform that function. The best solution with sliders is always to make the background images the same size, minimizing the load time.
The transition speeds set for your slides seems to be slow. Can you tell us what those settings are?Go to the full post