Creating Web Site Templates…
1) Graphics & Layouts
2) Programming & Pages
Both of them require memory from your computer when downloading them. If one or the other is too large then this may result in negative results for your visitors.
Here’s a good norm to stick with, either you or your web designer should stick with these specs:
1) Graphic Design Layout: Should be no more than: 30-50K in size
2) Programming Pages: Shouldn’t be more than: 10-30k in size
Giving your entire web page no more than 40k-80k in size. Anything drastically more will result in the loss of many visitors from slow downloading pages.
Animation: Last but not least, making “some” aspects of you page stand out by adding small size animations. PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT overkill your site with graphics and animation!!! I can’t stress this enough, your visitors will most likely get a head ache from it and won’t be coming back very soon.
Instead, try targeting specific promotions or services you wish to attract your visitors to right away! Many sites exchange “animated banners” with other sites to exchange traffic. I personally NEVER take part in adding ANY banners on my site. I honestly feel that banners only take away from the design, not add to it! A typical “Banner Dimenssion” is 468px x 60px