Posts with tag: 'ImageEngine'

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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Device Detection: Apple iPhone 7 Release Trends

Apple iphone 7 release






The anticipation of an Apple release is always palpable among consumers. The excitement, the long line, and the lure of Apple’s iconic and sleek product design command top dollar. But how does Apple’s iPhone 7 release compare to the usual iPhone release? We found out. Using our device detection API, we were able to quantify customer adoption of iPhones over the first 14 days following their release. We compared the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release in 2014 with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus release in 2015, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus release in 2016. Learn […]

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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 […]

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Case Study: Crazy Factory Optimized Image Delivery






The Challenge of Images on the Mobile Web Having a rather young audience, mobile and multi-device access is important. Items from the online store is not only browsed on mobile, but also shared through social networks, where the primary use case is mobile. Further, to emphasize the importance of mobile usability for storefronts like crazy-factory.com, one third of all transactions on black Friday 2015 came from mobile devices. The German agency Pixolith took on the challenge to do a web site redesign of the entire crazy-factory.com web site with the goal of making the experience better with a special focus on improving usability for mobile devices. In addition […]

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Add ImageEngine To Your CDN Mix






On the web today, there is a strong focus on performance. A website must be rendered as fast as possible for all users regardless of their geographical location, device capabilities, latency and bandwidth. The value of a fast loading web page is well documented. If we look closer at the drivers that slow down a website, then we discover that mobile devices connected through the telco network have a much slower experience. This is because of the resources available in this context. However, there are many things we can do to mitigate these slowdowns. One solution is to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN). CDNs […]

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jQuery Plugin for ImageEngine






ImageEngine is an image resizing tool particularly suited for web mobile scenarios where it can significantly reduce the image payload of and improve the load time of views. ImageEngine works as a plain and smart Content Delivery Network (CDN). It sits in between your server application and the client browser and replaces the host server when it comes to serving some, or all, of the images of the web view. In this article, we’ll see how to encapsulate the functionality of the ImageEngine in a jQuery plugin. An Executive Summary of ImageEngine Because a picture is always worth a thousand […]

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Using Client Hints and Image Optimization






Responsive images have been around long enough for most of us to have taken them for a spin, or at least to have learned from the experiences of those who have. Beyond doubt, the responsive images specification is a great win for the web. However, quite a few reports from the front lines suggest that responsive images can become pretty ugly. The good news is that there is a fix! No, not throwing JavaScript at the challenge, but by asking the web server for a helping hand. Enter Client Hints, an initiative spearheaded by Google that is already available in […]

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ImageEngine WordPress Plugin






Our recent release of the image optimization service ImageEngine has been well received by the web community. The results are amazing. It is not uncommon to see image byte size reduced by 50% and more. Even if ImageEngine already is quite easy to implement, we’ve just made it even easier. For WordPress users, that is. We just launched a WordPress plugin which will automatically optimize your images on your WordPress site. The WP ImageEngine plugin can be downloaded from the WordPress plugin repository, or simply search for “ImageEngine” from the plugin page in your WordPress dashboard. Features of the ImageEngine […]

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Optimize Images with ImageEngine






A while back we launched a free image optimizing service over at wurfl.io. This turned out to be a huge success, and we’re now serving billions of images every month, saving the end user kilobytes of data per image! We’re not only happy because of the great numbers, but also because this proves that the web industry is increasingly concerned of performance and optimization. Another reason may be that the Responsive Images specification didn’t turn out to be the silver bullet after all. We got some feedback on our blog post where we wrote about Responsive Images and the need for […]

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Responsive Images Specification and Real-World Scenarios






By Jon Arne Sæterås The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do. B. F. Skinner Finally the long awaited Responsive Images specification (respimg) is making its way into browsers. Briefly summarized, the Responsive Images specification introduces two new attributes to the img element, sizes and srcset, and a brand new <picture> element. The Responsive Images Community Group (RICG) has outlined 9 different use cases that the new method for displaying images on the web should address. Seen from web developers’ and content editors’ perspectives it makes sense to combine these 9 use cases into 2 scenarios. Jason Grigsby did exactly that […]

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