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Do excessive graphics affect web page loading?

kallayprasanth05
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Do excessive graphics affect web page loading?

I have noticed web pages that are laden with 'heavy' graphics load quite slowly. What amount of graphics are allowed on a web page so it loads smoothly?
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tankctrlr
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Hi Prasanth,

Yes having a lot of images on pages can slow them down when loading, as each image has to be downloaded. The amount of images you should have on a page depends on the speed of your website and hosting plus the users internet speed.

The best thing you can do for content download speed is to use a CDN like Amazon CloudFront, by doing this each image is hosted on a server that is closest to the website visitor and speeds up their downloading speed.

There are many other things you can do too! ...
http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/09/20/h ... nely-fast/

hope this helps,

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One way to help increase your webpage's loading speed is to make sure images are optimized. This means they are "optimized" for viewing on the internet, meaning less file size to make sure they load faster, whilst maintaining clarity.

There are free image optimizer online that you can use.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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stevex
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cecille.l wrote:One way to help increase your webpage's loading speed is to make sure images are optimized. This means they are "optimized" for viewing on the internet, meaning less file size to make sure they load faster, whilst maintaining clarity.

There are free image optimizer online that you can use.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!

I agree with you .Optimized images take less time to load .It saves the processing time .And response immediately .
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sheever
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It definitely affects the loading speed of pages. I once had a client who have a slider on their site that have images with size of at least 2mb each. I optimized it and reduced the file size to around 50kb per image and it significantly made the loading time faster. I only use the built-in optimizer of photoshop by saving the image as web and reducing the quality.
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adam.kent
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Adding too many image files to a page can slow down page load time. One solution would be to host images off site and also to use only jpg image format rather than png file.
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