Last night, I read this rather interesting and informative article by fellow blogger «Cardinal Guzman». It was a bit of an eye-opener to me, because I think I’m guilty of this … uploading full, high-resolution photos to the blog. There’s really no reason for that, nobody has computer screens that large anyway. With high-speed internet, we also tend to forget that there are still lots of people on slower connections … even on dial-up.
Even though I had a ‘conversation’ with Cecelia a while back … she had some trouble with her page, some of her readers complained that it loaded very slow, if at all … did I think of this. She had put a high-resolution photo as a background image, and on top of that, it was set to «tile» in the background settings. Either way, when I read this blog last night, it struck me that I’ve uploaded these huge files, and sometimes even made galleries or slide shows! I don’t know what I was thinking, as I always resize photos for sending in email, so it’s not like I’m new to the concept! Personally, I do it in Picasa but that’s just a force of habit.
There’s nothing to do about it now– I’m not going to go back and change all the pictures here, but from now on, they will be resized. If you can find the time, please head over and read Guzman’s post– I found it very well explained.
And here’s a re-sized picture of McDuff 🙂