I create websites that only contain images. Even the words are brought in as images and not HTML text. Each page may contain 20+ images (e.g. photos, graphic text, graphic design elements, etc.).
I want to improve the speed at which pages load.
One way to accomplish this, I would think, would be to transform each page (that contains many images) into just one image. It’s sort of like taking a snapshot of the page and using that image as the page.
Is there a good (i.e., quick, high quality) way to do this?
In these instances David I am actually less interested in SEO. We’ll drive traffic through other means. These sites will not contain the correct keywords (which is OK in these cases). You’ll better appreciate this when you look at this example: http://www.johnandgidget.com/.
If you have ideas about better optimizing the images I am all ears. That’s not my expertise.
After looking at that example there is probably not a great deal wrong.
The fact that you have a fair bit of graphic text on graphic backgrounds does slow things down a bit and that is where I would make the changes. Use HTML text with textured images applied as background images tiled to the HTML containers.
Thanks again David. Should I be concerned about the HTML text wrapping differently around all of the images I have? With all of the different fonts and browsers and viewing percentages out there I am concerned about this. Since I don’t care about SEO that much in these cases I thought moving to graphic text would be fine.
What do you mean by “textured images applied as background images tiled to the HTML containers?”