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UX Tip #58 Optimised images

 

An optimised technical solution increases performance and enhances User Experience. On average over 50% of a page’s download size is made up of images, so it makes sense that if the images have a large file size, it’ll take longer to load your page. This is especially obvious on mobiles, which are not as fast as downloading when on mobile networks. There are ways to get around this, such as optimising images. This process results in smaller file sizes, and faster download speeds, without compromising quality. Depending upon the number of images being used and optimised, page load speed could easily be improved up to 70%. There are many tools that can perform image optimisation, such as https://kraken.io/web-interface.