New skin slowing down site

My designer is just in the process of coding the site and after only a few small elements such as implementing a background and the logo, the site is running incredibily slow.

Is there anything I can do to speed it up again?

Depends what they did, post url or PM and we can look at it.

Without more to go on, I’d recommend checking /lib/templater/smarty.class.php at line 149. It should read:

```php var $force_compile = false; ```

but your designer may have disabled Smarty caching during the design process.