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Author Topic: [minor] Use thumbnails if you have more than 2 pictures and no animated gifs  (Read 7258 times)

Indy

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Use thumbnails if you have more than 2 pictures.

If you only have 1 or 2 pictures to share, you can post a bigger size, but no wider than 1200 pixels.
Thumbnails should be no wider than 200 pixels.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2014, 02:23:38 pm by Indy »
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The use of thumbnails is required to limit data transfers for stuff people didn't ask for.
The same goes for Animated Gifs, which are far worse than large images.
This is exceptionally useful when people are using a mobile connection which is limited to a (couple) 100MB.

By posting too large and too many images that load immediately, you're causing other people to pay for their mobile connection, much more than they expect to.
To make it even more clear: we've seen pages that load up to 30MB per page. Loading one page could cost a person €0.40 or $0.55 per page, if they have a small internet package.

Mobile connections are becoming more and more important over the years and right now, 22% of our visitors use a mobile device, and 16% use a mobile connection.

So keep your posts small by using thumbnails, don't use animated gifs.
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