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comment by weewooweewoo
weewooweewoo  ·  1636 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A letter about Google AMP

Here's the thing for me as a web designer- the heaviest things in 99% of websites are never in the code, they're always in the images. Those extra 2mbs when someone in marketing forgets to resize the images add up, super fast. Why are kbs so important to web devs?





user-inactivated  ·  1636 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Why are kbs so important to web devs?

Mobile.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  1636 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Why are kbs so important to web devs?

'cause usability and I care.

    Those extra 2mbs when someone in marketing forgets to resize the images add up, super fast.

It keeps surprising me how much further one can compress an image without visible loss of quality.

Still, I keep image content to a minimum. Most of my pages contain none. Icons and SVGs. There's rarely a need for an image.

Wish I could show you some to make it beyond empty boasting, but most of my stuff is in prototype stage or is made for fun and is never going to see the light of the day.