Weebly Review – How to Make Your Weebly Website Load Faster

speed up website loading time for WeeblyThere are multiple methods to improving the loading time of your Weebly website, and one of the most effective method is shrinking the sizes of your images.

A lot of websites contain a lot of images, and images take time to load, and when there are a lot of them on your site they will really slow down the speed of your website.

So, here’s what you can do to help.

 

First thing – pick the right image format for your website.

There three commonly used image format for websites:

  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG

JPEG

JPEG is a very commonly used image format.  Since it support a color pallet of over 16 million shades, JPEG is often used when one was printing out photographs from digital pictures.  The resolution and quality of the image generally is very good.

It will not come as a surprise that JPEG file are much larger than GIF.  So in a way, if you use JPEG, you’re basically trading loading time for quality.

GIF

GIF is probably the most friendly for websites, as it creates a much smaller image file than the other two formats.

It is best used when the images do not have a lot of colors in it or is black and white. GIF has a very limited color pallet of 256 colors, which can make the image look spotty.  Nevertheless, it is a good choice to decrease loading time.

PNG

Lastly it’s PNG, which have excellent flexibility and color.  The best part about PNG is that you can create images without a background color, so it can take on any background you have.

PNG creates pretty large files, so it is best used for smaller images such as logos and icons. One thing about PNG is that older browsers do not support them. But this doesn’t mean you should not use them. As technology progress and more people get newer computers, this will become less of an issue.


Choosing the right image format for the right job will greatly increase your website efficiency. In places where you do not need high quality images, you can use formats with small file sizes to achieve the same effect.

So what if you want to use high quality JPEG and PNG, but do not want to sacrifice on loading time?

This is where you will find image compressors handy. There are a number of image compressors available online for free, to help you control the size of your images.  Smaller size equals faster loading time.

Test out Kraken and imageoptimizer.net to do the job. Well, there you have it: How to increase your Weebly website loading speed by managing your image efficiently.

For a comprehensive overview that summarizes the pros and cons of Weebly as well as its functionalities, visit the Weebly Review here.

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Jeremy

Maybe just like you, at first we didn't have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if our life depended on it! We wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, we're here to share our experiences with you.

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