Cookieless domain with warehoused images in ProGallery 2 directory of images

(Lisa Sandler) #1

Can someone help me with this? How do I get a domain that sets cookies? I think I want cookies. I mean, yum, right? :slight_smile:


(Doug Bennett) #2

Not sure what you’re asking? Your domain currently uses cookies (google analytics). Don’t know what the screen shot is from?

(Lisa Sandler) #3

Its Pingdom. I don’t know what it means, but it set my score back and I figure there is something different about these particular images.

(Doug Bennett) #4

Never have used them, they don’t seem to explain anywhere on the site what they mean.

(Lisa Sandler) #5

I will ask my SEO friend next time I talk to him, but I thought someone here might know. Ah well. What do you use to check your site for performance?

(Doug Bennett) #6

I use

You can set server location, the connection like cable DSL or 3G and a lot more under advanced. The reports are clear and easy to follow.

Just ran your /portfolios/headshots/ page and it looks like those images need compression.

You can also use the network tab in Chrome/Chrome Canary.

Google own also can give you good data and if you click the link at the bottom you can down load optimized images:

(Lisa Sandler) #7

thanks, Doug.
I keep compressing and compressing and I feel like I’m going to start losing quality. I’ve got 2 sets for everything… a thumbnail size for mobile and a regular size for larger screens. If I don’t make my files at least 500pixels wide they don’t fit certain boxes. But that is another story. I reduced them in Photoshop and I also used Squash to further compress them.

(Doug Bennett) #8

You could run your page through Googles insight above and click download at the bottom. THe images are in a sub directory and take a look at the quality of the picturess it produces. I’ve never felt that Photoshop (at least the older versions) did a great job of compression for the Web.
Compression is subjective; I see a lot of folks over using it, getting tiny file sizes, but noticeable distortion in the images.

(Lisa Sandler) #9

thanks. This is a real source of frustration for me in my website speed so I’ve got to do something about it. My pages are 90% images.

(Doug Bennett) #10

The page I ran the test on is 94.6% images, 6.4 MB of images. Google thinks it could reduce by 2.5 MB. That would make your page load much faster. It also doesn’t look like you have CloudFlare turned on. That will help a bit as well.

(Lisa Sandler) #11

Right. I’m keeping CF off for now until I finish updating.

(Lisa Sandler) #12

I cleared much more than 2.5mb on this page by running images through Squash again.
Can you check it again and see if you find improvement? It’s my plan to run all pages on Google speed test myself, but curious to see if you see a big difference.
thanks, Lisa

(Doug Bennett) #13

Looks better, dropped quite a bit of load time. Still a heavy page, but with all those images it’s going to be. Compression is showing good. I ran the test with web page test, and the only flag was for CDN (CloudFlare).

(Lisa Sandler) #14

Thanks. I guess I’ll go back and compress more on other pages, hook up cloud flare again once I get all these changes done. Much appreciated.

(Lisa Sandler) #15

I’ve done a lot of work on these pages. I turned Cloud Flare back on but does not seem to be showing… I get an X in “effective use of CDN”.
Also, a couple of pages that have multiple PRO GALLERY2 slide shows are giving me Fs in first byte grade.
Any ideas on how to get pages like these pages faster?

thanks, Lisa

(Doug Bennett) #16

I just tested the page above and got the following:

You don’t appear to have CloudFlare turned on, at least not for a cache. If you select details:


Then select one of your jpeg’s and get the response details, your site is coming up http1.1. CloudFlare uses http2.
You can also see that your missing cf-Cache-status:

A CloudFlare cached site:


(Lisa Sandler) #17

Doug, as always, thank you for your information and help.

I’m in Chillidog, so CF is built into the CPanel. What am I missing? or is it in the domain area?

And glad you are getting all As. I can’t seem to get more than a D, usually an F in first byte.

(Doug Bennett) #18

I have never used the cPanel version. I’ve always used the sign-up free version. I have my Google Chrome (canary) set up to show the protocol for sites and this is what I see for yours:


On a CloudFlare Cached site’s you should see h2 or http/2, indicating it is using http2"


Might be a question for Greg at Chilidog.

(Lisa Sandler) #19

thanks Doug… I put a note into @barchard already. I know I had it set up before, but I must have turned something important off a few months ago when I was updating my website so often it was more harmful than helpful.

(Lisa Sandler) #20

Greg said cloud flare wouldn’t show up as CDN in my testing.