Im just finishing up a site I have made in Foundry. ( I Love Foundry)
Because of the type of site it is, it is very heavy on images, so I’m doing my best to make sure that under the circumstances its as fast as possible.
Sometimes the home image seems to load slowly here
I don’t think I can adjust the two images used in opening shot. But grateful for any advice
Doesn’t load slowly for me… A couple suggestions though…
Are you using warehoused (vs resources) images? That would help a lot. Also making your images smaller in size, using something like https://www.realmacsoftware.com/squash/.
I’m a photographer with a lot of image on my site. These things help.
It loads fast for me but I have a fast connection. You do have a couple image issues, and as others suggested you should check each one and optimize.
Before you optimize, you should really size each one as well.
Thank you! Yes I see now. Though I had resized images and used Squash. I had still managed to put some of the incorrect images into the site!
How do you access that info in the screenshots? I have been going into the site using transmit and looking at the image size. But you seem to have a much quicker way!
I have never used 300 dpi setting. Somehow it got changed. Preview(which I use for resizing) has somehow got pretty screwed up and keeps freezing. I have tried several fixes that involve going into library and dealing several files.
But the fix never lasts long.
I use ForkLift which shows you a preview of server images with the size and dimension which is very useful. Otherwise, load the site in Chrome, do CMD-i, click on Sources and then search for the File folder and look at the contents inside that folder. Squash should warn you if you are using 300dpi. JPEGmini will skip any 300dpi’s and warn you.
Took almost 3 minutes to load here. I never would have waited except for your asking for feedback.
I too have a lot of images on my car restoration sites. I warehouse and use Pretty photo with a thumbnail to open the full image. There are a lot of ways to do that.
I use thumbsup to resize images to any given quality and size. Drag groups of photos over the icon after setting what you want as output.
3 mins! Oh my god thank you for telling me.
I thought I had ironed out most of the problems and was going to continue next week.
My feeling is that many people viewing this site will be doing so on large mac screens . The potential clients will all be in los angeles general area and i imagine will have fairly good internet
I wanted to have some images full screen or almost …so I made a few ofthem at about 1600 pix wide.
I was willing to make a small compromise to have some large images. But not 3 minutes!
You still have huge images in that site. I still see that 10.6Mb image which is 5760px wide! See http://d.pr/i/Pgzt
You are displaying that image at 1100px wide. As a test I downloaded it and dropped into JPEGmin, and set JPEGmini to resize to 1100px wide and it reduced to 245k which is 45X reduction. That reduced image is also attached.
On a plus point the site loads in about 2 seconds for me.
This may or may not help… happened to me when I couldn’t find some images that were publishing.
Did you start out with resourcing or drag and drop images, then switch to warehousing? Try clicking the stack back to image. It might be that image is still in there. If it is, then delete it and go back to warehousing.