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over 4 years ago from emily carlin, product designer at you need a budget (ynab)

  • James Young, over 4 years ago

    I like the detail in your case studies - it's nice to see process + outcome.

    Worth noting that you really need to run your site through some optimisation though, the header font replacement seemed really laggy and then there's a few pages that several mb and your sumpsense case study has a monster gif.

    They're easy fixes to make though so no biggie - overall, it's nice and clear and a good level of detail gives a feel for how you work.

    7 points
    • Trevor Kay, over 4 years ago

      Just a few tips here:

      • Run all the images through TinyPNG. It's amazing how much that can losslessly compress them
      • Anything that's a photo, save it as a JPEG instead of a PNG. JPEG compresses photos better
      • Large gifs are heavy. Put them up as a video, will save tonnes of MB
      • Look in to using the picture element and srcset. Serving up an @3x image for an @1x display is excessive
      2 points
      • emily carlinemily carlin, over 4 years ago

        Thanks to both of you for the optimization observations + tips ... I really appreciate it! Going to make some updates over the weekend.

        1 point