So many aspects of web browsing improved over the past 20 years. Our experiences with better looking websites, video, and mobile friendly sites are just the tip of the iceberg. Now, a new image format will release browser and device wide in September 2020.
WebP: A Vastly Improved Image Format
JPG and PNG images have been the most popular image formats since the popularization of web browsers over 20 years ago. A WebP image (pronounced as Weppy) offers tremendous benefits compared to JPGs and PNGs. Here are just a few:
- Dramatically Faster Load Times: WebP images are typically 85% smaller than JPGs and PNGs. This reduced file size will help your clients get to your information and services faster.
- Vastly Improved Mobile Experience: Mobile sites will load much faster over data networks when utilizing WebP images.
- Backwards Compatibility: JPEGs and PNGs will still be served to your customers using older hardware and browsers. You do not have to worry about customers seeing broken image placeholders or a screen full of errors.
What do you have to do to use WebP images on an Alliant Studios hosted website?
Nothing! Alliant Studios decided to add the WebP service free of charge for all our current and future Web Care clients! Just continue to upload images as normal and let our servers handle the rest. Image conversion, storage and backwards compatibility requires absolutely no additional effort for our clients.
If you are interested in joining the Alliant Studios Web Care family, please contact us. Our comprehensive hosting includes daily backups, daily security scans, included SSL Certificate, and 24/7 uptime monitoring.