Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 03:27 UTC
Microsoft "This week marked the real launch of the new Microsoft.com home page. And as someone who has been involved on and off with the project from the moment it was conceived, I thought I'd tell you the story, albeit extensively abridged, behind the new Microsoft.com. Grab a seat." I love the new Microsoft site. It looks very clean and focused.
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RE[2]: Responsive layout
by arpan on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Responsive layout"
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

Saved a couple images and ran imageoptim ( http://imageoptim.com/ ) on them. It was able to reduce filesize from 3% to a whopping 60%. ImageOptim uses lossless techniques to reduce file size, so there was absolutely no loss in quality, just a reduction in file size.

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RE[3]: Responsive layout
by EvilMonkeySlayer on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 15:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Responsive layout"
EvilMonkeySlayer Member since:
2010-04-08

I'm always amazed at how large traffic sites are usually horribly unoptimised to reduce traffic/bandwidth use. Images are the first thing I always look at, putting the PNG images through pngout and optipng for example usually results in some pretty big size reductions.

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RE[4]: Responsive layout
by arpan on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 17:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Responsive layout"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Absolutely.

If you're using the Mac, just run ImageOptim, it uses a variety of Open source Image compression techniques, including the ones you mentioned, and uses the one which provides the maximum compression.

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