Guy Podjarny

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High Performance Images - Beautiful Shouldn’t Mean Slow

Date: This event took place live on June 16 2015

Presented by: Guy Podjarny

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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The web is becoming increasingly image rich. Between high-resolution mobile screens, Pinterest-style design and big background graphics, the average image payload has more than doubled in the last three years. While visually appealing, these images carry a substantial performance cost, and — if not optimized correctly — can make a web experience slow and painful, no matter how beautiful it is.

In this prelude webinar to the upcoming "High Performance Images" book, we'll discuss the ways you can provide the eye-pleasing experience you want without sacrificing your sites performance.

You'll learn about the three primary aspects of image optimization:

  • Image Compression: How to best encode your images, delivering the same picture with the fewest bytes.
  • Image Loading: Once your files are as small as they can be, we'll cover the best ways to make them show up quickly in the browser.
  • Operationalizing Image Optimization: Different tools and techniques for integrating image optimization on your site.

About Guy Podjarny, VP and CTO Web Performance, Akamai

Guy Podjarny (Guypo) is CTO at Akamai, a web performance researcher and an entrepreneur. Guy's research focuses on Mobile & RWD Performance, often running large tests to reach data-driven conclusions. Guy is the author "Responsive & Fast" and the original author of Mobitest.