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Push Zone Supports WebP and Brotli

Push Zone Supports WebP and Brotli

The feature WebP caching and Brotli compression is now also available for Push Zones! WebP caching is automatically active once Image Processing is enabled and will transform images to WebP if the client supports the format. Image hosting in combination with WebP has never been easier. Brotli compression is now also enabled for all Push Zones by default which results in great performance improvements. The feature allows to upload assets with custom compression.

May 6, 2020 Read more
Push Zone Supports Image Processing

Push Zone Supports Image Processing

Push Zones are now seamlessly supporting Image Processing! This allows global image hosting without having the images hosted on another origin server. The complete feature set of Image Processing is now also available for Push Zones. It only takes a few steps to upload and transform images. Our edge servers are directly linked to our global storage cluster, which ensures faster loading times of images. This is ideal for delivering images of any size with low latency regardless of where the user is located.

February 13, 2020 Read more

Canonicalization Explained

Canonicalization can be defined as, "A process for converting data that has more than one possible representation into one standard and approved format." What that means is that every resource on a given website should have a single URL (Uniform Resource Locator) rather than multiple URLs hosting identical content. When websites have more than one URL, they rank lower in search engines and their content may not be as accessible or as popular as it otherwise could be.

December 12, 2019 Read more

Image Processing Supports Focal Point Crop

We've extended our Image Processing service with a new focal point crop feature! It adds to our exisiting crop operation by allowing an image crop and an optional zoom at certain coordinates of the image. The coordinates can be absolute or relative to the image dimensions. An extra debug parameter displays the coordinates on the image in order to find the right position for the crop. Any image processing operation can be used in combination with focal point crop.

December 5, 2019 Read more

Image Processing Supports Watermark

We've extended our Image Processing service with a new watermark feature! This new operation allows an image to be placed on top of another image. It seamlessly integrates into our existing service. The image overlay process consists of two parts, the base image and the overlay image. The base image can still be transformed and optimized with any image processing parameter. Once the base image has been modified, the overlay image is added on top.

November 7, 2019 Read more

AV1 Image File Format (AVIF)

The major application for high quality compression of photos is Internet speed. While bandwidth does continue to increase each year, so does the quality and size of most Internet media. What that means is that even though data can be transferred more quickly, the need for compressing media into smaller files without losing visual quality has not gone away. In fact, the need for an effective compressing tool may have even grown.

October 17, 2019 Read more

Optimize Images for Web

When it comes to marketing your website, there are a lot of different aspects to consider, such as speed, SEO, conversation rates, bounce rate, and many others. We normally focus solely on the performance aspect, but today we want to dive into additional ways you can optimize images for the web. The file size of your images of course is very important, but SEO and social media also play an important part in helping your website perform and convert better.

September 12, 2019 Read more

Responsive Images - Serve Scaled Images

Responsive image techniques, such as the srcset, sizes, and media HTML attributes, allow different scaled images to be delivered based on the size and resolution of the accessing device. This allows you to further optimize your image delivery to improve the overall performance of your website or application. Instead of taking a single image and only making it responsive with CSS, which is then delivered to all devices, you can deliver completely different images based on the requesting device.

August 8, 2019 Read more

Image CDN - Speed up the Delivery of Your Most Important Asset

Images are an integral part of the web today and are used in all sorts of different ways. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that is probably true, as long as they don't slow down your website to the point where you are losing visitors. When it comes to optimizing your website, images are generally the most important asset you should spend time on figuring out how to reduce in size and deliver in a more efficient way.

July 11, 2019 Read more

KeyCDN Launches WebP Caching

WebP has become a popular image format. Therefore, we've developed a solution to even better integrate WebP into our service. We're happy to announce that WebP caching has landed! The new feature integrates into the existing CDN and is available to all customers. We offer both a one click solution with no change required on your origin server as well as an approach where you can deliver the WebP assets from your origin server.

June 6, 2019 Read more
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