Jan

Size of images in the slider

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I like your theme and modules a lot.

I have 2 sliders enabled on my site www.mydreamwedding.ie

I'm not sure what I dod wrong but while the images in the top slider (layout set as "frontpage show"are OK the images in the lower slider "blocknews" are very big. They are scaled down with CSS and look OK but when you disable CSS you can see how big they are.

I need to do something as the size of the images on the homepage eats a lot of bandwidth plus page load slower

Can you help?

Thanks

Jan

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It was set to 71 x 71

I have changed it to 315 x 210

When I look up the page now with CSS disabled some look ok but some are still big

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I'm sorry.

It may be not upgraded.

Because at the beginning, we use thumbnail image that is configurable for secondary articles and original image for primary ones.

So i fixed it for only you.

Please back up the file if you want to upgrade template.

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I have changed the homepage a bit. Just removed 1 of the sidebars as it was to much clutter on it.

Because there's more space for the content sliders it didn't look great.

I changed the size of the secondary images but looks like the top images are the same size and are upscaled which looks bad.

What can I do? Is there any solution to have it the way it is now but have better quality of the images?

Can you advise please?

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So, that is exactly what i said.

We use original image for first article, and thumbnail for secondary that you cann configure.

And, i fixed the module to use thumbnail for both of them.

So images of first article is zoomed a bit. It will be looked low quality.

Maybe, we should roll back the work.

:D

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yeah but then the images can be huge.

can they be all at least as the top images?

but the secondary scaled down to the state they are now?

Or is it something wrong with the easy blog that the images it generates are so big?

They aren't that big on the blog page page though

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Yeah, the images may be huge, but they are only few top images.

They are scaled by css. They only make the site loaded slow a bit as you see at first message.

But i think it is not big problem.

And with secondary, you can configure size of them in the module's back-end.

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Why is that you developers do not care about the site rankings, speed etc.

It's always just about the look. Or at least the great looking ones (like yours) aren't built with the SEO in mind.

It's obvious that if page has plenty high res images it will load way slower. You know that google is ranking better sites that load fast.

If I will have 10 such big images on homepage it won't rank the way it could having smaller images.

It's not the only ranking factor but quite important.

So why not to (at least) set the image size for the bigger in the module setting and scale down with css in the smaller ones? That's what I did with my site now. But why not to set both parameters in the module settings?

Thanks for your help anyway

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I have one more thing.

Google is complaining about my image size on the homepage when I test the site speed.

So what I discovered the weight of images in the module on the homepage is higher then the weight of original images posted to the blog. How can the thumbnail be heavier then the original image even though it's smaller?

Check the link

I have uploaded few to compare. http://www.screencast.com/users/jobo9968

The name contain the weight of the images downloaded to my PC

The record is 8kb in the original image size and 60kb of cached version

http://www.mydreamwedding.ie/weddingblog/entry/honeymoon/honeymoon-destinations-the-maldives

(check the top image on the homepage)

Can you advice?

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Hi Jan.

Your original images are optimized, so after processed, cropped images' weight ofter larger than original. This is problem is normal.

And with primary image size problem.

I think that we should create 2 new parameter for Primary's width and height.

So you can set up it by whatever you want.

If you agree with this solution, please give me your admin account, FTP via extensions@bowtheme.com.

I will implement it.

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Dude you are star.

The changes you did are awesome.

My google score went up from 30 / 38 to 52 / 65

You are great. You should implement it to the module installation files.

1 thing though

The height of the top image can't be changed

I have set it to 280px

The hight is 150px but some of the image are 250px (just sometimes in most cases they are 150)

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Well done.

I dave 1 more thing

The module produce cached version of the images which is great.

But the live of the images is 1 hour which is to short for images

You may see here https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mydreamwedding.ie&tab=desktop that I have big problem leveraging browser caching.

I tried to change the caching time in the module settings but this isn't helping.

Can you advise please?

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Hi Haralake.

Thanks so much for your interesting.

I fixed the problem directly on Jan's server and i didn't think that i will share it because it doesn't our aim and only Jan ask it.

So if you need it please try to send message to Jan.

Maybe, he/she will help you.

Good luck

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Thanks for your answer. But why you tell me to ask jan for your fix to Jan server?? I don't understand... I thought is free support forum here.. You fix it for Jan but only for Jan... ??

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I'm sorry

But i didn't save the file that i edited for jan and i don't remember what i changed so i must say that, Haha.

Don't worry, i will help you and maybe i should save the file for this time.

Please give me your FTP information via extensions@bowthemes.com and include this topic URL to let me remember what problem is

Thanks.

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