ShortPixel helps non-profit initiatives with their image optimization needs. We built our business on a lot of work, but we also got a lot of support, ideas and resources from the community. And we want to give something in return. Continue reading ShortPixel Free Image Optimization for Non-profits
We are often asked how ShortPixel plugin works. That’s why we decided to write this small article to explain how our service handles your images. Continue reading How ShortPixel plugin works
Image compression is fundamental for any website, but this is especially true for e-commerce websites. Over 3 million sites are built with WooCommerce platform, the competition is fierce, and any weakness could kill a business.
Do you have a Joomla site (why is Joomla popular?) and want to optimize its images? ShortPixel Website Optimizer compresses images for sites built with different CMSs than WordPress. We will show you in this article how to optimize images for Joomla websites. Continue reading How to optimize images for Joomla websites
Is there anything more annoying that waiting for a website to load? For website visitors, it can be very very irritating and for sure the longer they wait, the higher the percentage of lost potential customers. If it’s the fault of images on your website, you will not remove them; you will not leave the content itself. Every Internet user knows that images are an indispensable part of the website because they explain much more than words, they are much easier to receive and can be very useful for social media shares. Besides, that images are playing a key role in driving traffic to your website. So now it’s time to ask a question – what role do the pictures on your website have? Are they useful or rather disturbing?
PNG or JPEG? Some bloggers know the answer to this question, and some don’t. The former are not necessarily better than the later, but knowing how to choose the correct image format gives you a competitive advantage.
This article could have been one sentence long: PNG is for text, JPEG is for the rest, but let’s get into some details.
On user came to us and asked why he needs an image optimization plugin. He used to compress his images with an image editor, and he was genuinely interested to find what advantages an automated solution has. To be more precise, he asked “why my way to compress images isn’t the best option?”
Retina images can make your site shine on the iPads and iPhones, but they are also larger than the standard images. That’s why is important to optimize your Retina images and serve them only for the visitors with compatible devices. Poorly implemented Retina images will make your site slower for all users and will “angry” the mighty Google.
We migrated ShortPixel blog to WebHostFace in march, and our experience with these guys was very good so far. We liked them, they liked us, so we became WebHostFace partners. We also decided to tell you a few things about WebHostFace.
Before reading about plans, features and some surprising goodies, you could go to their Face Us page and meet this young team of friendly professionals.
We at ShortPixel know that there are some good WordPress image optimization plugins out there. We are constantly keeping an eye on them. Are they better, do they have more features than us, are they more affordable?
Note: EWWW can work on user server for free, but we are testing here the EWWW I.O. version which optimizes the images in cloud, like the rest of the analyzed plugins.