Jools wrote:Personally I quite like them but they are there precisely to slow down navigation (i.e. reduce bandwidth usage) from people with faster connections clicking all over the place and not actually absorbing any information presented on the pages.
Mike_Noren wrote:Please, would it be possible to remove, or put an option in to turn off, the page transitions? They slow down navigation and are quite annoying...
The point is cost.
This is oversimplified, but the principle is decreasing bandwidth consumption is desirable because the more bandwidth we use the more it costs to host the site. The introduction of the page transitions and latterly thumbnail pages greatly reduced bandwidth use upon introduction. It appears that the transitions modify the behaviour of the surfer, rather than clicking through all the larger images, they are more selective in chosing which ones they actually want to view.
Just as an aside, how long does a page transiation take on your computer? It should take less then 2 seconds, under 1 on a newer machine.
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