July 18th, 2019
The irony of web performance is that the average page weight of a site continues to go up year after year, despite us being more aware of the problem and having more tools at our disposal to fight it than ever.
To paraphrase Seinfeld, “we know how to fight page weight issues; we just don’t use the tools we have to fight page weight issues.”
That’s why Jetpack provides powerful features for all users at any plan level. They made it so that performance is integrated right into managing content on a WordPress site.
One of those things is lazy loading images. Lazy loading is an excellent technique to defer loading images until they are actually needed. So, an image never loads until the user actually scrolls to where it comes into display. That could potentially save a ton of server requests and precious bytes when waiting for a page to load. Jetpack includes lazy loading, even on free plans, so everyone has access to this performance boost.
And what’s the point of lazy loading anything if you don’t have somewhere to host the files? Well, Jetpack also offers unlimited static file and image hosting for every plan level. No more wondering how much storage is left on your server! You get an unlimited amount of space to store anything you need. That’s pretty awesome!
It gets even more awesome. That’s because the unlimited storage is part of a CDN that is designed to serve images from high-speed dedicated data centers that make downloads as fast and smooth as possible. Again, that’s free to everyone!
That makes Jetpack a super resource for combatting performance issues on a WordPress site. Hey, we use Jetpack here at CSS-Tricks and it’s a linchpin for so much of how this site works and operates. The performance benefits are a nice perk but it’s worth checking out everything it has to offer because there’s likely so much more you can leverage.
Hey it doesn’t hurt there is a 20% discount right now with DISCOUNT20 until July 31st, 2019