Performance and Speed

Any web site has to balance performance and load speed against content quality. A web site can be made to load faster and appear more responsive through reducing the size and thus quality of images, by reducing the number of images, maps, content, etc. So any author has a choice to make between factors like image size/quality against fast performance and load time.

This site has chosen to set that “balance” towards the higher quality and richer content hopefully without impacting load times and performance too much.