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Easy Tips to Decrease Page Weight and Create Quick Animated Gifs

Posted On: 10.09.2009   |   Posted By: Joel Taylor   |   Posted In: Web Development,jQuery

First of all, I know. Why would anyone want to make an animated gif…let alone the “hard” way?! Well, Windfarm has a logo that lends itself to being animated. Whenever I see the logo and I keep looking at it waiting for the blades to start turning.

Today I implemented jQuery Lazy Load on our Work page. It’s a sweet lil’ plugin that lets you delay the loading of images. We have over 30 screenshot images on that page, which make’s page load pretty heavy (2458kb roughly). From our fast internet connections at work (20mb/s) it loads nice and fast for us, but we sometimes like to cater to those unfortunate people on DSL connections (for those on dialup – I didn’t even know you still existed). So Lazy Load to the rescue! Read More…