Optimizing Websites: Optimizing your website’s files is very important for better utilization of server resources. Even a high end server can fail to deliver the speed and performance that you look for, if the website is not optimized.
Following are the steps to achieve this:
- Always work and save your images with 72 dpi. More than this will not make any difference in quality of the picture as far as web is concerned.
- Save an image with text or less color as .gif. Gif is a highly compressed format.
- As a thumb rule, save an image with photograph or more colors as .jpeg. Since JPEG format has more colors in its color pal-latte, it will occupy less file size.
- Do not save as one single image file. Cut the same image into pieces.
- Do not use more than 10 images per page in your photo gallery.
- Never use images in formats other than .jpeg, .gif, .png.
- Do not directly upload the images to the server. Always compress the file to lower space occupying format such as .jpeg or .gif.
- Some designers use automated tools to slice the images. This affects the site performance drastically.
- Use thumbnails to show preview. Let the visitor decide which one to they want to see at high resolution.
Optimizing Websites Html Pages:
- Programs such as Front Page and Dream Weaver have indicators that will show the downloading time for the web pages that you create in them.
- Do not stack all the contents in on single page. Split the pages into different menus.
- As a thumb rule a single HTML page should not exceed more than 30 KB.