Stoyan Stefanov and Nicole Sullivan of the Yahoo exceptional performance team have built a image optimisation tool. Its amazingly easy to run.
1 Install the firefox plugin and press on the little face on the bottom of the browser.
2 Smushit will open a new tab and run the optimisation process on the fly.
3 Download the optimised images in a zip file!
Here’s the result summary
And here’s the image optimisation report
A quick review of some of the tops NZ sites.
Trade Me could save 8K
TV3 could save 9k
Stuff could save 49K
Now there’s no excuse for having bloated images. Every web developer should have this plugin installed !