For a minute, consider the impact of a sluggish website. Many desktop users leave a site does not visually load in at least 5 seconds. Worse, a majority of e-commerce visitors will bounce and may end up complaining about their experience to a friend. A slow-loading webpage is the simplest method to turn off a visitor.
Let’s look at some of the easy, least technical ways of decreasing webpage load time.
Speed up the Page using Progressive Images
If you’ve seen beautiful websites with full width, hi-res images load quickly and wondered why, they could be using progressive images. The image format includes a single image file, which progressively increases in resolution when loading the page. When a page is opened, it loads the lowest resolution layer first. After other areas of the page are loaded, the progressive image continues attaching images to the stack, each with a better resolution than the earlier one.
Progressive images make it look like the webpage is loading quicker.
For most page visitors, the process is undetectable because they are looking at other aspects other aspects of the page and may not notice the initial imperfections. If the visitor looks at the final image, which is the highest resolution, it is normally loaded, offering the appearance of a quick loading, high-resolution image.
Using CSS Sprites to Reduce Server Requests
The method requires the developer to group different images into one file. They then place each image using CSS. These are referred to as CSS Sprites.
When developing a CSS sprite, the many images are combined into one file, with CSS coming in handy to highlight the parts of the image that should appear on the webpage. The sprite normally allow the web server to provide few HTTP requests, and therefore download less kilobytes of data. This is effective for the webpage loading speed.
Use SVG objects Instead of PNG Images
On the one hand, SVG objects are developed with code, meaning they can be scaled to any size. In contrast, PNG images are developed using pixels, meaning the file size relies on the image resolution. When you use SVG objects on your webpage, they can load faster since they are part of the HTML for your page.
The significance of image optimization cannot be emphasized. poor -quality, slow-loading photos are a quick way to turn off your visitors and search engines.