Improving Your Page Speed (Part 2)

Posted on Jul 9, 2010

Text loads faster than images. In other words, a page with many large images will significantly reduce its loading speed. So, we would like to share some tips with you on how to handle large image files while keeping a reasonable page speed.

The open source application Page Speed can offer recommendations for improving the loading speed of your website. One of the recommendations is “Optimize Images”.

Under this category, Page Speed will provide you with optimized versions of the images that are on your web page. These images will look identical, but are much smaller in file size.  You can download these images and use them in place of your existing images in order to improve your website’s loading speed.

Also, it is a good idea to specify the dimensions of all of the images on your website (i.e. using the img tag <img height=”240″ width=”389″).  This helps your browser determine how to display the images ahead of time, and will allow your browser to load the web page much more quickly.

In our next post, we will share with you the latest feature of our Doteasy Hosting Plan: “Optimize Website”.  Stay tuned for details.

For more info about how to install Page Speed, please read our previous post.