Optimize image files like a pro

Dave Ross

WordCamp Providence

Boston → Providence

{ about an hour }

...a faster web is great for everyone, but especially for users. Lots of websites have demonstrated that speeding up the user experience results in more usage. So speeding up your website isn’t just something that can affect your search rankings — it’s a fantastic idea for your users.– Matt Cutts (Google)

folklore.org

“Saving Lives”

AT&T Data Plan

300MB for $20/month, 7¢ a megabyte

Not smaller images.

Smaller files.

On the Desktop

imageoptim.com

incident57.com/codekit

jpegmini.com

WP plugins

available at

wordpress.org/plugins

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd">
<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="200" height="200">
  <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="50" stroke="black" stroke-width="5" fill="red" />
</svg>

github.com/svg/svgo

Questions?

Slides @

slides.davidmichaelross.com

Photo Credits

"Corn field" by Flickr user Gillie

http://bit.ly/1d5akx3

“Shadows Into Light” font

http://www.dafont.com/shadows-into-light.font