Ire Aderinokun describes a frustrating problem that we’ve probably all noticed at one point or another:
Recently, I’ve found that some of my articles that are GIF-heavy tend to get incredibly slow. The reason for this is that each frame in a GIF is stored as a GIF image, which uses a lossless compression algorithm. This means that, during compression, no information is lost in the image at all, which of course results in a larger file size.
To solve the performance problem of GIFs on the web, there are a couple of things we can do.
Switching to the
element seems to have the biggest impact on file size but there are other optimization tools if you have to stick with the GIF format.
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Author: Robin Rendle
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