Written by Marouane RHAFLI in Speed Up Shopify loading Time
Jan 24 th, 2019
Images are one of the most important components of every online store and website., and they constitute in most of cases more than 50% of a website file size, especially for e-commerce stores.
image optimization is then important to give more speed to your Shopify store, but how to do it professionally?
Before enumerating some Technics to compress and resize images for better speed optimization, let’s list first the 4 reasons why images are slowing down Shopify loading time.
Shopify allows you to add several image formats:
While doing images compression, you have to keep literally the quality of the images. Some apps on Shopify can do the job to save at least 50% of the original image size. Just after replacing all the images with the optimized ones, the page load time automatically improve.
If your theme is resizing images automatically using CSS, for example : a blog post featured image is set to be 900x500px, try to upload an image which has already this size, this way you’ll gain more time in terms of speed.In order to avoid text graphics, generally in homepage sliders, try to code a snippet to make a text over a slider image, this way you’ll not only give much more speed to your website, but also add some important keywords for SEO as the text over the slider images isn’t an image itself and can be read by search engines.
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