Lesson 3 of 3 – The BIG mistake made by most small business owners with their website – and how to fix it
Lesson 1 – Be the project manager for your own website
Lesson 2 – All the answers to the unsexiest questions in the world
Deonne Kruger’s Simple Things Photography website
Unsplash – free stock images
16 second YouTube video demonstrating progressive image loading
Tool to check if an image on your computer is progressive
Tool to check if an image on the internet is progressive
tinypng.com – compress png images, make jpeg images progressive (good for Mac users since you can’t use RIOT)
RIOT – Radical Image Optimization Tool
PDF 1 – Basic Image Training
PDF 2 – How to prepare images for your website
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There’s no transcript!
This lesson is released without a transcript, I apologise for that. There are, however, two PDF documents which I use in the course. You can download and refer to those. They’re under ‘Links’ above.
Here’s why there’s no transcript:
These lessons are being prepared and released in real time. On the weekend I worked like a mad woman filming, editing and uploading lesson 2. On Monday 15th May we released it.
On Tuesday (that’s today, as I’m writing it) I’m filming, editing and uploading lesson 3. It’s going out on Wednesday.
We’re not a big corporation, we’re a small business, like you, figuring out how to make everything fit into one day. Sometimes it doesn’t quite work and you have to cut yourself some slack. Today the transcript got the chop.
You see, it’s my birthday today. I’m temporarily located in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, where I grew up. My brother phoned this morning and asked if I’d like to go and look at all the newborn baby lambs. I said no, because I had too much work to do. Can you believe it? Fancy saying no to a trip to see new baby lambs! Geez Louise.
Tonight my parentals have invited me to dinner and my daughter wants to Skype from France and I’m thinking it all sounds like a jolly good plan – much better than flogging myself to death all night.
So I’m sorry. Really. And I hope you have the bandwidth to access the video because it’s packed with learning.
Please leave a comment below. How did you go with optimising an image?
Did you check images on someone else’s website? Were they progressive?