[Resolved] Featured image and other images, better to create exact size? Split site theme

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  • #1320128
    nomadiceman

    Hi,

    I am using the Split template and see that the design only ever shows the featured image at a maximum of 700px wide.

    However the actual image size is 1000px wide.

    My question is, for speed, is it best to create the images to the exact maximum size that they will be displayed?

    For example, would this page https://gpsites.co/split/2018/11/26/user-experience-ux-design-trends-for-2018/ load faster if it was only going to load the image at maximum 700px wide? Meaning the image has already been created, cut and trimmed to the exact dimensions?

    Hope that makes sense

    Thanks for your help

    #1320295
    David
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    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    yes its best that your original Full size image doesn’t exceed the maximum size it is displayed at. So in the case of the Split site a 700px wide image would be adequate.

    One thing to consider is that Retina / x2 HD screens would happily grab a 1400px version of that image if it were available.

    #1320331
    nomadiceman

    That’s great. I just tested it and it did seem to help with the speed

    However I’m using wp-rocket to serve webp images and it seems to load but jpeg and webp

    #1320433
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Glad to hear that.
    WebP isn’t supported across all browsers so both webp and jpeg are generally created. The browser will then request the one it does support.

    #1321391
    nomadiceman

    thanks mate, appreciate your help

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    David
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    Customer Support
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