Optimize Images & Make Your Site Easier to Understand – Friday Website Review

Welcome to our first ever Friday Website Review! In this series, we'll have a look at a reader submitted website each week and provide suggestions on how the site can be improved for better performance and more conversions.

Some of the main takeaways from today's video are about how you can optimize images on your site and make changes to increase the clarity (i.e. make the site less confusing for visitors).​


Links & Resources

Here are links to go along with everything I mentioned in the video:

The Image Size Issue

If you're using a Thrive Theme, you can find guidelines about recommended image sizes in this section of our knowledge base.​

If you're using a different theme, you can use the browser development tools in Chrome or Firefox to detect image dimensions. Here's a tutorial video with more information about how to do this.​

To resize images, you can use any image editing tool or dedicated resizing tools such as this one for Windows and this one for Mac OS.​

Apart from changing the image dimensions, we also recommend that you compress the images, to make your website faster to load. If you're a Thrive Themes member and using one of our themes, every image you upload is automatically compressed and you don't have to take any extra steps. If you're using a different theme, you can use an image optimization service like Kraken.​

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Author: Shane Melaugh

Shane Melaugh is one of the co-founders of Thrive Themes and in charge of marketing, content and product strategy. When he isn't plotting new ways to create awesome WordPress themes & plugins, he likes to geek out about camera equipment and medieval swords. He also writes about startups and marketing here.