Image Optimization

4 Steps to Add ImageEngine to WordPress

As of January 2018, WordPress is currently used by more than 29.4% of the top 10 million websites and for good reason. By installing the popular W3 Total Cache Plugin, WordPress users can easily implement dynamic image optimization by connecting to ImageEngine. Here are some simple and straightforward steps for implementation. Read More…

Let’s Meet at IRCE 2018

We’re excited to meet new eCommerce companies and help them overcome their biggest mobile challenges. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help with increasing mobile speeds, image optimization, and lowering CDN costs, then we would love to meet you.

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What is an Image CDN?

Images are the new norm in online content, and maximizing the speed of images served to customers or webviewers is a recent business challenge that many e-commerce sites and advertising platforms attempt to solve a number of different ways. However, unless images are being served on a Content Delivery Network (CDN), the images served on a website will most likely load too slowly. This happens for many reasons. In this blog we will explain the critical role an image CDN provides to websites, how it’s different than an image management platform or regular CDN, and much more. Read More…

Reduce Image Payload: CDN Acceleration

Websites can use image CDNs and image acceleration to reduce image payload and improve the mobile user experience.  The faster a page loads, the more likely a mobile user will complete a sale. For eCommerce companies like Amazon, improving the mobile load time can result in millions of dollars in addition sales.

We evaluated 3,151 web sites to analyze the impact that CDN-based image acceleration might have (Test your own site here). Today, images make up over 49% of payload going to mobile devices.  Image acceleration dramatically reduces image payload by 57%. Images are resized and compressed to a size that is tailored to the specific mobile device requesting the page. Image acceleration provides more than 16% load time savings.

Image acceleration works by combining device detection, image compression, and CDN delivery from edge servers. You can learn more about the ImageEngine image CDN here.

 

5 Steps to Drupal Image Optimization with ImageEngine

Drupal is a popular Open Source CMS based in PHP that was originally released in 2000 and makes up one of the largest open source communities in the world. By adding ImageEngine to a Drupal site, it can speed up your site, which is especially important in E-commerce, tourism, other image heavy sites where sales are impacted by loading speeds. Drupal image acceleration is something that can easily be attained as one of the benefits of Drupal is it’s wide ecosystem of modules that can be integrated into Drupal for extending a sites functionality. ImageEngine accelerates Drupal websites by optimizing static images, caching the optimized content, and delivering that optimized content through our globally distributed CDN.

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4 Steps to Adding Image Compression to Magento

Magento is one of the widest-used out-of-the-box e-commerce solutions and we want to help e-commerce sites improve their bandwidth and load times with our easy-to-use, 4-step only, image acceleration solution, ImageEngine.

Why ImageEngine?

With ImageEngine, customers have found an average of 60% payload reduction and so much development time is saved by not having to create different sized images for every single sized device. ImageEngine does this automatically, delivering the perfectly sized image to any device in real-time. Test your site here to see the difference ImageEngine can make for you through your Magento image compression.
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4 Steps to Accelerate Image Delivery in Shopify

Shopify is one of the more popular “webshops-in-a-box” solutions out there. It’s very easy to get started and it includes all the functionality users need to start a ready-to-use web shop. Managing product images is quite easy. Images are served from Shopify’s own CDN (Content Delivery Network). However, Shopify’s CDN lacks the crucial functionality to fully optimize images – especially for mobile. Mobile commerce will account for more than two billion transactions by the end of 2017 and will only increase in importance over time. Given this trend and the critical importance of mobile when researching and buying a product online, it’s a smart investment to ensure all your product images are optimized for mobile. This article will demonstrate how to implement ImageEngine in your Shopify theme.
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53% of Mobile Site Visitors Abandon if it Takes More Than 3 Seconds to Load Page

According to a recent Google study, more than half of mobile visitors will leave if the website takes longer than three seconds to load. And one in two mobile visitors expect their page to load in less than two seconds. This is especially important to the e-commerce and advertising community who rely on image-heavy content to drive many of their conversions and sales. In fact, mobile sites which load in only five seconds earned almost twice as much mobile revenue compared to ads which had site load in 19 seconds.


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ScientiaMobile Achieves Recognition as CIOReview’s Top 20 Most Promising Content Delivery Network (CDN) Solution Providers of 2016

Powering the CDN Market with Device Intelligence and Image Optimization

 

RESTON, Va. December 21, 2016 — CIOReview selected ScientiaMobile’s ImageEngine CDN as one of the 20 Most Promising CDN Solution Providers for 2016. In an interview, Steve Kamerman, ScientiaMobile’s COO & Co-Founder, identified emerging trends in value-added services for CDNs and explained how ImageEngine delivers properly-sized images to a growing mobile audience.

ImageEngine Benefits:

  • -Reduces image payload and accelerates page load time by 60%, resulting in improved web performance.
  • -Resizes images based on device capabilities and optimal file compression formats.
  • -Offers white-label image and mobile optimization services to CDNs looking to add value added services.

 

“Image optimization simultaneously reduces image payload and significantly improves page-load speed, all the while leveraging the latest technology like HTTP/2, Client Hints, and Resource Hints,” said Kamerman.

ImageEngine is unique among CDNs and image resizing services because it proactively identifies devices by using WURFL device detection. ScientiaMobile’s WURFL device detection solution works by probing incoming HTTP requests and matching them to more than 50,000 device profiles. Businesses can use this real-time device information (e.g. model, OS, price, screen size, browser) to dynamically optimize their offerings, web experiences, and reduce image payload. ScientiaMobile has invested substantial engineering resources to enhance accuracy and speed to support web leaders and CDNs like Verizon EdgeCast.

“As we address the needs of various industry verticals, we may well intersect with the CDN space. We’ve been doing mobile optimization since 2001 and are growing at a great pace. We are committed to applying our experience and industry leadership to improving the CDN space. Our goal is to help combat the commoditization that is occurring among CDNs,” added Kamerman.

 

Contact Information:

Bethany Libus
Bethany@scientiamobile.com
www.scientiamobile.com

Client Hints in the Wild

Client Hints usage is growing for to help optimize images. The Mobile Overview Report 2016 Q3 (MOVR) shows 6% of images from Chrome browsers now use client hints. And both mobile and desktop usage is growing.

What is Client Hints?

Client Hints is an initiative from Google that addresses the shortcomings of handling responsive images only by markup. It’s simply too cumbersome and difficult to scale.

The draft specification states

An increasing diversity of Web-connected devices and software capabilities has created a need to deliver optimized content for each device.

The Mobile Web Camp has been pushing this approach for years. The need for optimization is critical for a good user experience on mobile devices.

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