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Gordy Grundy
What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 12:25:26 am

What's the average image size for fast downloading? Fast and efficient is good.
I like to keep it small but is 24KB getting too big? What are the general rules?

Thanks!


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Curtis Thompson
Re: What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 12:30:00 am

hello...

it's more page total than per image and it also depends on your audience, the presentation at hand, etc. etc...very hard to give you a specific average, but i think these days anything over 100kb of non-cachable images on a given page is pretty big...

(but i'm a little old school, unfortunately)

hope that helps!

sitruc





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Gordy Grundy
Re: What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 3:48:40 am

Hmmm, never knew it was considered the page total--But that makes sense.
Is there ever a benefit of cutting a 40kb image half? Does that download quicker?



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Curtis Thompson
Re: What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 5:19:18 am

hello...

[Gordy Grundy] "Is there ever a benefit of cutting a 40kb image half? Does that download quicker?"

not sure i'm following this - smaller is always better, but i suspect that you have something else in mind?

but yes - page total is key - if you have 75kb of images on every page (nav, etc), then you are much more tied up if you want to devote 40kb to a single image - but if you have 10kb of fixed content on every page then you certainly have more wiggle room as needed...

sitruc





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Gordy Grundy
Re: What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 4:39:24 pm

Understood. Learning much.
If my page has a total of 100kb imagery on it, is it OK to have one jpeg at 100kb or is there a faster download if I have four jpegs at 25kb each?



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Curtis Thompson
Re: What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 4:42:13 pm

hello...

ahh - i gotcha. ya - it is typically better to break down larger images if possible, as the browser can then get them individually - even a progressive jpg still won't render nice until done, so if you have smaller images then they will ultimately show up a smidge faster for users with a faster connection...

sitruc





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Gordy Grundy
Re: What's the average image size for fast downloading
on Sep 16, 2008 at 5:00:37 pm

Many thanks!




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