Slow site? Here’s how you speed it up!
Website speed is always something that a developer must consider when creating a website. It is a difficult balance to achieve. You want a high quality site with high resolution images, animations and for all of it to load in a second or two.
We have covered many times before how an extra second of loading can have a big impact on visitor loss. And users have become far less patient, with the probability of bounce increasing 100% for a 6 second load speed compared to 1 second.
One of the biggest contributions to unnecessary load time is bulky images.
These images are unnecessarily large, and the size of each one can be reduced significantly in a very short space of time by minifying them. This shrinks the space they take up, and therefore are much quicker to load.
According to a study by SpeedCurve, an average of 3MB of website size is taken up by images for 60% of images. This means there is big room for improvement with just image optimisation alone.
When you concatenate you files, which you have also minified, you can make a significant improvement to your site speed!