SEO speed page problem because of inefficient use of thumbnails

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    • #13966

      zmemedia
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      It just hit me that Sparkle uses the same thumbnail size for all thumbnails then just resizes them from the browser.

      I think it’s very inefficient to use a 700px wide image in a thumbnail box that’s only 100px wide.

      Is there a fix to show medium-sized thumb (320px for instance) in the Latest news widget or Related post widgets?

      This would help improve speed score quite a lot, I think.

      And another thing, slightly related. Anyone has an idea how I can unque (remove) Sparkle scripts from the head? For instance, I don’t use the hero banner or text resize features anymore, but the scripts are still loaded.

      Thanks a bunch for all the support and amazing work!

      Tibi

    • #13967

      Max
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    • #13969

      zmemedia
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      Hello Max,

      I don’t use Lazy Load because I can’t use browser cache afterwards. It’s a compromise.

      I’ve already combined and minified JS and css.

      I’m in the process of optimizing absolutely everything. It just seems very ineffective to use large images for very small thumbs when you could just code in the loop medium wordpress thumbs, instead of the large ones, but still serve the large ones where they’re need , i.e. for containers larger than 500px. I understand this is a responsive design, but if the maximum width a thumbnail will always appear on any screen is small, we should use a small thumb, not a resized one from CSS. It’s just bad practice. Am I missing something?

      Also, what about removing some of Sparkle’s scripts from the head?

    • #13972

      Max
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    • #14039

      ryanfred
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      Agreed, I’d love to see the removal of full size images in places where they’re not needed. It’s making the pages unnecessarily heavy, and would be a simple fix.

    • #14040

      Max
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    • #14065

      ryanfred
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      It’s really an issue on every page. For instance, for the hero tiles, it’s using full size images at their maximum resolution. Same goes for the post featured images, widget thumbnails, etc.

      This is especially an issue if I have a site with large original photo sizes (many times over 2000px at the longest dimension).

      I believe this needs to be addressed in the next update, as overwriting templates will require a virtual rewrite of the major core files (unless I’m mistaken).

    • #14084

      ryanfred
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      Hello Max, any idea on this?

      Many thanks

    • #14086

      Max
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    • #14103

      Cihankara
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      How to solve this problem? I tried above method, but nothing changed. My pages are still loading very slowly. Page loads images in full-size, than scales with css. This is very annoying.

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      Max
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