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This is the archived version of the Zoompf blog. Since our acquisition by Rigor, all our new research and posts on web performance are being published on The Rigor Blog

Poor Choices are Ruining the Web

A recent article by John Naughton has sparked a debate inside the web design and web development community. Are designers, with their image heavy designs, ruining the web? The answer is yes, but its not why you think. It’s not because designers use big images or even that they use a lot of images. It’s […]

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Optimizing Gradients

Gradient backgrounds are a common visual element on modern websites. And while you can use browser specific CSS extensions to directly create gradient backgrounds with pure CSS the much more common method is to use an image. Traditionally, when a web designer wants to create a gradient to a webpage, they use a program like […]

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Choosing PNG8 Candidate Images

Have you heard about PNG8 yet? No? Well, PNG8 is a PNG image that is used an indexed palette of 256 colors instead of a true color PNG which can support several million different colors. There has already been a number of excellent articles and blog posts written about PNG8. These articles have discussed things […]

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Top PNG Optimizers Don’t Use zlib

Oleg Kikin has an interesting chart comparing the performance multiple different PNG optimizing tools. The tools tested are: PNGOut AdvanceCOMP OptiPNG PunyPNG Smush.it PNGCrush PNG Recompressor RIOT Go take a look at the PNG comparison chart. I can wait. So what do these results mean? Well I believe it shows how far image optimization has […]

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