[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #845: New Theme Repo: Horrible loading times for preview images

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#845: New Theme Repo: Horrible loading times for preview images
  Reporter:              |      Owner:
  usability.idealist     |     Status:  new
      Type:  defect      |  Component:  Themes Directory
  Priority:  normal      |   Keywords:  ui-feedback ux-feedback needs-patch
Resolution:              |
Changes (by obenland):

 * priority:  high => normal


 @dd32 commented on this on [http://make.wordpress.org/themes/2015/02/05
 /test-the-new-theme-directory/#comment-40897 make/themes] with:

 > Yes, currently we’re loading the same theme thumbnails as we do for the
 existing directory, the CDN setup we’re using for these screenshots
 doesn’t currently allow for much configuration. If theme authors were to
 compress their thumbnails more, it’d certainly help with Theme ZIP total
 size and the weight of these pages…
 > This does mean that the page load is rather heavy for slower
 connections, but is no worse than the pageload within WordPress itself,
 and only worse than the old directory in that this loads more than 10
 items by default and allows a river, which can quickly increase the MB
 size of loaded images.

 We could offload to Photon which would bring page weight down by ~60%, but
 it's not possible to update those screenshots as they are cached forever.
 Theme screenshots do change from time to time and we need to account for

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/845#comment:1>
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