How to get adaptive images on non-WordPress websites

If you are trying to improve your site speed, you don’t need to go too far to hear or see that you need to use adaptive images, or scaled images. What is this?

Adaptive images is what you need to prevent delivering huge images to your clients with small screens. Say you upload a 3000×2000 image, would you want to deliver that huge and heavy photo to a visitor with an iPhone? It doesn’t make sense. You are just going to make their user experience worse, by slowing down the page loading. That’s why you need to “adapt” or “scale” the image according to the device.

We are sure you’ve heard of ShortPixel Adaptive Images: The best and only plugin you need to serve adaptive images, from our fast CDN and optimized with ShortPixel‘s technology.

But what if you don’t have a non-WordPress website?

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Cleaning the WordPress head and improving performance

WordPress ships by default with some code that may not be needed in all WordPress sites. This is normal, since WordPress needs to reach to all possible types of websites.

What that means is that most of us could get rid of useless code and therefore save a few bytes from our pages. So we will be effectively improving our site speed!

Let’s first see one by one all parts that can be removed, how to remove them, and at the end of the article we will provide the method to remove everything with a simple copy-paste.

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What is Preconnect and why you should implement it on your website

When we talk about improving your website’s performance, usually you read about minifying and combining CSS and JS files, or enabling compression, or optimizing your images.

However, there are many little things you can do in addition to those. One of them is implementing preconnect on your site.

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What is the capital P dangit filter and how to remove it

Matt Mullenweg is one of the founders of WordPress (thanks!) and back in 2010 he committed a new piece of code to correct automatically every single “Wordpress”, without a capital P, to “WordPress“, with a capital P. Are you curious to know why, if you search in Google for P dangit filter you will find almost 1.5 million results?

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What is AVIF and why is it good?

AVIF is an image file format developed by Alliance for Open Media which is supposed to make our images smaller while keeping the same image quality. Experts believe that it is the next step in media compression. AOMedia’s goal is to develop open, royalty-free technology for multimedia delivery, which means that nobody will have to pay anybody to use the new AVIF format (as opposed to JPG, for example). Behind AOMedia we find big companies like Netflix, Google, Facebook, Apple or Microsoft.

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