Remarks on these web pages

What is the purpose of these pages?

Why are these pages so slow?

First answer: They are not! - Just buy a computer which is 8 times faster than yours.

Second answer: The several layers of backgrounds with transparent parts together with 45 animated gif-files on a single page keep your CPU quite busy. While the demonstrated effects are easy to achieve and can be impressive on some web pages they should not be used for the whole background of a page.