1. The image sizes, ok heres something awesome for those of you guys with wordpress blogs, as you know I just moved to wordpress… GO INSTALL WP Smush it’s frigging awesome, YSlow pointed me to try out YSmushIt, and after i saw that many of my images on the homepage alone could save 10-30% in size with 0 loss I decided to check and yep their was a wordpress plugin (god isn’t their a wordpress plugin for everything). Basically what it does is it sends the image before post or upon request from the media library to Yahoo!’s SmushIt API and it in turn strips away excess metadata and colors in indexed images and returns you a streamlined clean image. This plugin reduced load times and bandwidth consumption a little.
3. The last thing that I changed to day is the pretty category cloud is gone, I know it was pretty but in reality it wasn’t really that useful, but the main reason it’s gone is because well… it halted page load times quite a bit and almost doubled the page load time, a big no no for my site.
So anyway hope you guys notice the speed improvements and they help in the experience on the site. As for updates to the site I’ll be getting back to posting probably at the end of the month as that’s when I’m hopefully going to be back in my own apartment :) YAY