Looking for a spot of web design inspiration? Keen to speed up your site, and continue the good fight against sluggish browsing? There are three key things that you'll need to keep in mind.
01. Optimise images
Images are probably the heaviest part of your site, so use the right one for the job (photos should be JPG, graphics PNG/SVG). Optimise them in your editor before saving and strip meta-data before they hit your user’s browser.
02. Lazy load content
Load what you need, when you need it. For example, lazy load images so they only appear when they come into view on the page.
03. Investigate freebies
New specs like preload and HTTP/2 are not available to all users, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Keep a keen eye on Can I Use and remember that today’s performance best practices may become unnecessary.
This article was originally published in net magazine issue 282. Buy it here.