If you're a site maniac like myself, you might know the specifics about 12-second and under load-times but it really is not so important so long you concentrate on making your site load faster, then from time to time you do an upgrade to make it better. It is VERY important the size of the FILE of each of your images be as small as possible and also it is VERY important your code be without errors and IF you can make it cross-browser compliant that would be nice but make sure it works in IE first, Mozilla/Netscape next, and not to break bad on the rest of the browsers but they are not important for this purpose. ... I used some tools when I first started helped me along and it takes a bit of getting used to but it IS free just the paid version is less anal (wait before you pay): The tool is Netmechanic so like the Graphics Optimizer is here: http://www.netmechanic.com/GIFBot/optimize-graphic.htm (scroll down, then browse the image off your hard-drive or enter the url of its web address, enter a temp email addie, and for now select SAME as Input, then click Test Now and watch for the results the rest is self-explanatory). For the code and load-time fixer, you have to do it 1 page at a time for the free version it is here: http://www.netmechanic.com/toolbox/html-code.htm Again scroll down a bit, enter the url of your site, leave the selector on 1 page, you can SKIP the addie for this it will still work, then click Test Now. BEFORE you get excited and pay, I have not seen ANY upgrades to Netmechanic's software in the past 5 years so I am telling you it is a somewhat outdated tool BUT it still should help you improve your site a LOT! Peace out and Good luck. p.s.: running the code-checker or the image tool will NOT hurt your site. If you're still a bit leery, run MY site and watch: http://r.netmechanic.com/toolbox/np...=batch&robot=toolbox&email=&submit= Test Now p.s.s.: always work on your site as much as you can It is a little bit like having a model train station in the basement or the garage, it is built with pieces called content and it just takes time (well yes, lots of it).