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Tag: WebP

New Image Formats Aim to Combat Website Bloat

Not much progress in supporting image formats has been made since the standard JPEG, GIF and PNG formats were brought to market more than 15 years ago. The reason is simple: Supporting new image formats across different browser types is hard. However, two new image formats have come on the scene in the last few years and have recently started to gain traction as a way to optimize images: WebP (put forth by Google) and JPEG XR (backed by Microsoft).

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Website Performance and Image Compression Go Hand-in-Hand

Images account for more than half of a typical web page’s content and are often the biggest hindrance to ensuring optimal web performance and a pleasant user experience. Learn which method of reducing image size is best for the web, and what the difference is between Lossless vs Lossy image compression techniques.

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