I have some basic questions about the relationship between size of website and user experience.
The website I have in mind probably has between 200-300 pages of content. The pages will, for the most part, be very image intensive. (I am still working out the methodology for presenting the images.)
Does the size of the overall website actually matter or is the real driver for download speed how cogent the information is? I know a little bit about user experience in databases. In that paradigm it’s all about packets of information that have go up to the server and come back again and get redrawn on the user’s screen. Speed in that world is affected by how you sequentially phrase your queries.
Is it the same for websites? If I can keep the amount of information that must be down-loaded on any given page to the bare minimum could I theoretically have the site itself contain any number of pages?