I noticed some ugly performance problems (stuttering background-animation, heavy cursor flickering, …) when displaying this site on machines with a high resolution (e.g. FullHD) and especially – even on lower resolutions like 1280×960 – when a Matrox graphics-adapter is installed. The reason for this may be the snow-script, which is quite hard on CPU. The animated background is just a GIF with five frames. However, my netbook (Intel Atom 1.6ghz and Intel GMA 950 graphics) has no issues with this site. Strange.
2010-12-27 @ 18:56: performance problems