Diagnose Your Site’s Core Web Vitals with Lighthouse

Site performance is the future. In the early days, building a website was all about seeing what the web could do. Catching the user’s eye was more important than being fast. Trying a cool new menu design sometimes took priority over actually navigating the menu. Everyone was learning and building and sharing what worked and…

Boost Site Speed by Upgrading Images to WebP

Few improvements to a website’s speed compare with reducing the file size of images. And if quality can be maintained, it’s a no-brainer to let 10 megabytes do the work of 100. It’s estimated that images account for about half of a webpage’s file size, so even minor tweaks can yield big results. That’s where…

Create Fast-Loading Custom Image Sizes for Your WordPress Theme

By default, WordPress automatically takes images uploaded to the media library and generates additional sizes of your image: thumbnail, medium, and large, with the option to add custom sizes. While you can edit those sizes in Settings->Media, as you develop your theme, you’ll surely create components that utilize images at specific sizes. The sizes of…