Webpage takes approximately 800ms to load completely. At 712ms, <div id="wrapper" class="clearfix"> runs. The animation is 1.5s long. On my computer, disabling the animation by local implementation shows no actual latency as the webpage loads visibly by 500ms. Scrolling becomes available by 700ms as according to screen capture timed from refresh key is pressed.
ping of 77ms
chrome version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit)
Intel HD graphics 4000/Nvidia GT 650M
My issue is that the clearfix animation runs after the loading is complete, not during the process.
The item database and the timeline I'm ripping the timings from. The animation appears to run after the bulk of the HTML processing and rendering finishes, not during the loading sequence. Most of the data points after appear to be the frame checks for the opacity filter and no visual data.
After throttling my internet connection to be a snail's crawl and downcycling my everything it appears that there is a frame of the full webpage before the opacity filter kicks in in which the entire site is legible if not interactable. My suggestion is a way to remove the animation of associated with the <div id="wrapper" class="clearfix" style="animation-duration: 1.5s; opacity: 1;"> component or have a way so that the animation is triggered by the page launching and not, for some reason, the page finishing loading. Unless there is a browser option that I am not aware of, this issue appears to be part of the CSS and not on the browser end as the same issue is replicable on firefox and opera.
Design-wise, I am just annoyed by the whitespace taking up 40% of my screen's real estate. Emulating a mobile device, the scaling system is actually amazing for mobile browsers but since my cell phone runs mobile internet explorer, it is incapable of taking advantage of it. Personally I'd prefer the maximum table width to be extended so that I can see less whitespace. This also has an effect on the item script search field which is actually a bit small to fit some of the wordier script contents like "bonus bMagicDamageReturn". I tend to use the item database to list all available equipment that matches some inane stat for a character (which generally means that all 10 pages worth of LKH sprites gets sucked in) so a search option to increase the maximum displayed values would be nice.
Most of the remains that I am annoyed at are nitpicks and complaining for the sake of complaining. But then again, any design critique ends up as nitpicking self-indulgence and opinion based aesthetics.