OUT OF THE BOX
This is an interesting new tool for measuring the performance and optimisation of your site, specifically with regard to images. Initial impressions are positive, but we'll be evaluating this over this next little while and considering whether to add it to our arsenal of performance testing tools.
Enter Website Speed Test, a free and drop-dead-simple tool that leverages our (Cloudinary’s) image smarts to let you measure, diagnose and (crucially) communicate about the image performance of any website.Read More
As developers we put a lot of effort into tweaking and optimising our code to try and get the best performance out of it that we can. Yet many site owners end up slowing their sites down more than we ever could by using huge, unoptimised images. This article explains why optimising your images is so important, and how you can go about it.
According to HTTP Archive, as of April 2017, images make up on average 66% of a total webpage’s weight. So when it comes to optimizing your WordPress site, images is by far the first place you should start! It’s more important than scripts and fonts. And ironically, a good image optimization workflow is one of the easiest things to implement, yet a lot of website owners overlook this.Read More
If you have trouble sourcing quality images for your site without having to pay through the nose for them, you may want to check this out - being able to search across several sites for images which are free to use (albeit usually with attribution to the owner) is going to make your life much simpler!
CC Search currently pulls CC-licensed images from Rijksmuseum, Flickr, 500px, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This includes 200,000 new images from the collection of 375,000 digital works that the Met released under CC0 this week.Read More
Images are an essential part of a rich user experience on your web site. But they're not just for your human visitors - search engines love them too! This article goes through how to make the most of your images from an SEO perspective.
When optimizing an image you make sure it as small as it can be in terms of download size by using the right image compression. A well-optimized image also has the right name and alt text, so it’s optimized for search engines too.Read More