Everyone wants faster Internet access. But the speed has more to do with the bandwidth delivered by ISPs, cable companies and mobile operators. Web developers and designers also play a role in ensuring that there is minimal lag time when someone visits their websites. The growing number of images, videos and graphics on today’s websites are the biggest factors contributing to slow web load times. And, since developers are using more of these types of media, it’s important that they learn how to effectively manage images and videos to improve performance and the user experience. The Cloudinary image management and optimization solution alleviates these problems, helping developers create and deliver images as efficiently as possible, optimizing website load time. In this article, we’ll examine ways you can leverage Cloudinary to speed your sites performance.
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Choose an Efficient Image Format
One of the first decisions you will have to make is which image format is best suited for your site design. Aside from JPEG, PNG and GIF, you can choose from formats like WebP (supported by Google for Chrome browsers), and JPEG-XR (leveraged by Microsoft for Internet Explorer and Edge browsers) as well. Generally, developers are using JPEG for large-format, photographic images, while PNG or GIF are used for small-format, sketchier images. Most developers haven’t embraced these modern formats, and how they can help optimize site performance.
Fast Choice of Image Formats
enables you to quickly transform uploaded images into any format. You can convert images to the WebP and JPEG-XR modern formats, while also adjusting compression quality to balance between the formats. Cloudinary also helps detect the specific browser that accesses each image and deliver the optimal version of the image to the each browser, so you can achieve optimum visual quality with a minimal file size.
Define an Appropriate Size
Simple Scaling Via URL
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