How to Compress Images on Shopify

2018-11-08T16:25:41+00:00November 8th, 2018|Performance Optimization, Tools|

An easy way to make your site faster is to compress your images.

On Shopify sites, there is a 2 step approach to maximize your compression:

  1. Install an image optimization app like Crush Pics
  2. Manually compress any images that apps can’t reach, using a tool like TinyPNG.com

Due to API restrictions, image optimization apps aren’t able to get all the images on your site.

So even with an optimization app installed, you might still get warnings like this in PageSpeed Insights: (more…)

Google PageSpeed Insights Explained

2018-09-30T23:58:01+00:00January 29th, 2018|Performance Optimization, Tools|

Last updated: May 5th, 2018

PageSpeed Insights is a great tool to identify opportunities to make your site faster. We use it as part of our site analysis to find the leaks.

Use it to find optimization opportunities, but don’t obsess on it

If you have a Shopify store, congrats you’re using the best ecommerce platform! You also don’t have 100% control over your server, so some of the PageSpeed warnings can’t be “fixed” (or should be, that’s why the quotes).

Even Amazon, the best ecommerce site in the world (more…)