Farnell.com UK Website woes

Started by Richard Jones March 13, 2018
I wish Farnell would sort out their bloody website.  It's all but 
unusable at the moment. www.uk.farnell.com
Pretty much constant 'waiting for uk.farnell.com..' in browser status
Even tried doing some ordering over the weekend when assumed the server 
load would be lower but still sluggish even then
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:22:22 AM UTC-4, Richard Jones wrote:
> I wish Farnell would sort out their bloody website. It's all but > unusable at the moment. www.uk.farnell.com > Pretty much constant 'waiting for uk.farnell.com..' in browser status > Even tried doing some ordering over the weekend when assumed the server > load would be lower but still sluggish even then
Seemed fine when I clicked on it here (the US). Maybe the problem is on your end? Does digikey load fast? George H.
On 13/03/2018 15:00, George Herold wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:22:22 AM UTC-4, Richard Jones wrote: >> I wish Farnell would sort out their bloody website. It's all but >> unusable at the moment. www.uk.farnell.com >> Pretty much constant 'waiting for uk.farnell.com..' in browser status >> Even tried doing some ordering over the weekend when assumed the server >> load would be lower but still sluggish even then > > Seemed fine when I clicked on it here (the US). Maybe the problem is on your end?
Does digikey load fast?
> > George H. >
Yep, Digikey and other sites seemed fine. Did a bit of Googling and one suggestion was to go to Chrome Advanced settings and do 'reset settings'. This seemed to fix it!
On 13/03/2018 15:59, Richard Jones wrote:
> On 13/03/2018 15:00, George Herold wrote: >> On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:22:22 AM UTC-4, Richard Jones wrote: >>> I wish Farnell would sort out their bloody website.  It's all but >>> unusable at the moment. www.uk.farnell.com >>> Pretty much constant 'waiting for uk.farnell.com..' in browser status >>> Even tried doing some ordering over the weekend when assumed the server >>> load would be lower but still sluggish even then >> >> Seemed fine when I clicked on it here (the US).  Maybe the problem is >> on your end?  Does digikey load fast? >> >> George H. >> > Yep, Digikey and other sites seemed fine.  Did a bit of Googling and one > suggestion was to go to Chrome Advanced settings and do 'reset > settings'.  This seemed to fix it!
Same for me but it opens fine in explorer.... :( --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus
The Farnell website waits while www.googleadservices.com and
googleads.g.doubleclick.net do their thing.  Other times is has
been waiting for ages while Facebook waits to load its icon
for "likeing" the product.

For some insane reason Farnell put their website at the mercy of
lots of different companies, often in the USA.  If there are
problems reaching any of those services their website becomes
unusable.  I have complained to them about this and it did get
better for a while.  Originally they would not load anything
until the ad services had finished loading which led to each page
taking 2 minutes to load when one of them was broken.  They
changed it to allow parallel loading which is less bad.

I hate it when I get loads of adverts for products I have just
bought - or just looked at.  They must waste so much money on
annoying their customers.
John
On 14/03/2018 04:02, jrwalliker@gmail.com wrote:
> The Farnell website waits while www.googleadservices.com and > googleads.g.doubleclick.net do their thing. Other times is has > been waiting for ages while Facebook waits to load its icon > for "likeing" the product. > > For some insane reason Farnell put their website at the mercy of > lots of different companies, often in the USA. If there are > problems reaching any of those services their website becomes > unusable. I have complained to them about this and it did get > better for a while. Originally they would not load anything > until the ad services had finished loading which led to each page > taking 2 minutes to load when one of them was broken. They > changed it to allow parallel loading which is less bad. > > I hate it when I get loads of adverts for products I have just > bought - or just looked at. They must waste so much money on > annoying their customers. > John >
Complain on twitter, that seems to annoy them into action.