Demystifying the Issue of Poor Image Formatting and Website Uptime


Are your web pages and applications taking longer than usual to come up online? Usually, application load testing or website load testing can help reveal if the uptime of your online business technology has been affected by their latest tweaks. However, websites that need to post loads of original content as well as product listings may end up dealing with reduced app or website loading times if not careful.


Here are some factors that may help understand why your web pages and/or applications are taking longer than usual or reasonable to come up online:


Content Creators that Lack Technical Expertise


The people in charge of adding fresh content to your business website are not necessarily well-versed with the technical aspects of their contributions. They might not know how the content they're adding is impacting application/web page loading time. Yet, content that may "seem" lean and straightforward to its creator and intended audience may have an overwhelming technical component that affects uptime, taking longer for the audience to access it. Content creators should always have an idea of how not to bloat load times.


Bad Image Optimization


A typical page allocates more space for image files than any other content, and any poor formatting of the files may result in longer page load times than normal. There are several ways in which content creators can avoid deploying website image files that are unnecessarily bigger.


For starters, creators can achieve load time optimization by deploying JPEGs formatted for the web rather than PNG, GIF, and BMP which are usually larger. In addition, the images may be formatted to suit the largest viewing size viable on applications as well as web pages.


It is possible that the company hosting your online business tools including applications and website will implement some extent of server-side resizing of images and conversion of file types. However, server-side software may not always be the answer when you need to take full control over how relevant images impact on the uptime for your web pages and applications. As such, content creators that know how to format images to suit your online platforms is the most preferred approach. Take a look at this link  for more information. 


Of course, website uptime monitoring can help reveal if and what specific changes or addition of images is contributing to your platform taking longer than necessary to load. But it helps to have on-board content creators that are properly-versed with formatting image files to the right size and type.