Image Compression

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Image Compression

Among the wide array of options available for improving page load speeds and server performance, image compression is one of the most important. The best part is regardless your skillset, there are options at your disposal for making improvements. We’ll be examining both plugin based and direct methods. In most cases, you’ll be able to use one, the other, or both to maximize effectiveness. 1. Manual Image Compression One of the most common bear traps I see website content managers fall into is not using optimized images. Simply put, using print quality … Read more

Establishing Speed And Performance Benchmarks

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Establishing Speed And Performance Benchmarks

In order to get the most out of your optimization efforts and counteract post net neutrality slowdowns, you need to have a reliable starting point to use as a frame of reference. That process begins with taking a series of page speed performance benchmark snapshots. To that end, there are several powerful tools available that are also free to use. The first two offer free user accounts that come in handy when you want to save test histories to reference down the road. You can’t make a bad choice and I recommend you … Read more

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Where To Start

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Where To Start

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai, laid out his plan to repeal existing net neutrality rules. Net neutrality is the name given to the set of regulations that require Telecom providers, (like internet service providers Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, and AT&T) to deliver all web content at the same speed. If you aren’t already familiar with what net neutrality is and why it’s so important to nonprofit arts organizations, here’s what you need to know: Net neutrality creates an even playing field that allows nonprofit performing arts organizations … Read more

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