After many days spent cleaning up the website’s code, it’s finally done.
I took the opportunity to make the website compatible with Google’s open-source image codec, the WebP. This codec can reduce as much as 80 % the JPEG/PNG images size, without noticeable quality loss. This makes the website faster to load.
The website will automatically detect if your browser supports WebP, if it does it will supply images in WebP codec instead of JPEG/PNG.
If you are using Android operating system, your browser certainly supports WebP. If you use another OS, I recommend the use of Google’s official browser, the Google Chrome. Especially if you have a limited mobile data plan and use your smartphone to surf the Web.
Since half of PushEVs visitors already use Chrome as their browser, there is a substantial part of readers that will benefit immediately from the support of this new image codec.
If you can open and see the image in the link below your browser supports WebP:
In the next days I’ll keep checking the server’s log for errors, but if you find something wrong like missing images or misaligned text let me know in the comment section.