Let me start right off the bat by saying I am not a developer (unfortunately). I’m assisting a friend of mine with various issues on his site, chief among them being massive load times on almost all of the pages.
The site is yourlisten.com, and I think it goes without saying that it is built with CakePHP.
When I perform a test on GtMetrix.com and look at the waterfall breakdown, the cause is pretty apparent. Certain images on the page have extremely long individual load times. THE REASON I believe this is related to cakePHP is because these images are all ones that are being served with no image extension. Example: http://yourlisten.com/asset/load/1306175/sm
And there ARE images being served in the same pages which are served as ‘normal’. Example: http://yourlisten.com/img/icon-bestvalue.png
So my question is: Why are certain images being served this way, and how do I fix it? Please also note the url path difference between the two types of images (/asset/load/NUMBERS/sm VERSUS /img/IMAGENAME.extension)
Thanks in advance!