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6 years ago from Bobby Anderson, Senior UI/UX Designer

  • Kyle BavenderKyle Bavender, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    First, feedback on the PNG: You could definitely get that PNG-24 down way below 1MB — I copied your image, posterized the photo down to 19 levels, saved as PNG-24, then used imageOptim to compress. Got to 139 KB — smaller than your current PNG-8. A couple notes:

    1. Posterization is the key to pushing your PNG-24 compression. Flat areas of color compress well to code.
    2. ImageOptim or a similar PNG Crush tool is your best friend (especially with posterization).
    3. Sometimes, PNG-8 with a little white border is a better option. Arguably it might be for your use here, with posterization + compression.


    That said, I think your site is excellent Bobby! Lots of fun. I take an extra interest in it because I have been working here and there on a very similar "text disappearing behind mountains" look for a landing page that I hope to put up this weekend. I laughed when I saw your site — "well, darn!"

    Excellent work! Bookmarking your site.

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    • Bobby AndersonBobby Anderson, 6 years ago

      Thanks for the kind words Kyle and also thanks for bringing ImageOptim to my attention, I'll definitely take a look and see if I can get a better quality version of that PNG without the jaggies down to a reasonable file size with that.


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