Posts Tagged ‘webp’

Mozilla Plans to Add Webp Support to Firefox

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It’s probably too soon to tell if Webp will eventually replace popular image formats such as jpeg and png, but with both Mozilla and Google behind the idea, the odds in favor of Webp must be fairly good.

Mozilla, makers of Firefox and other things, is working on bringing support for the webp format to the Firefox web browser. WebP is an image format developed by Google (based on tech by a company Google acquired) that offers lossy and lossless compression. Google designed the format as an alternative to the aging jpeg image format promising smaller file sizes without reductions in image quality.

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Convert Images to Google’s WebP Image Format

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

I’m not sure if I’d jump on this bandwagon or not … at least not until Firefox and Adobe jump on board.

As a webmaster it pays to pay attention to trends and upcoming technologies that may help you improve the performance or other site metrics. Google’s WebP image format promises better file compression and quality than the popular jpg and png formats, and at least some webmasters consider converting all images made available on their sites in the format as well. There are issues however that keep the format from reaching a wider audience. It is not supported by all web browsers for example. Google Chrome supports it but Firefox does not for example.

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The Search for the Image Format of the future Continues

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The folks at Google Chrome won’t be the ones that select the image format of the future … that choice will be made by companies like Adobe, that make the programs that prepare images for the web.

Images are an essential part of nearly every Internet website and service. We have seen progress in other areas of interest in regards to web formats. There is a lot going on when it comes to video formats for example, with new formats promising better quality, lower file sizes and better performance. When it comes to image formats, the web is still relying on formats that were introduced in the beginning days of the Internet. The popular jpeg image format was introduced back in 1992 while the png image format made its debut in 1996.

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Opera Turbo Overview – Discovering Opera, Part 1

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I’ve got to admit that I’ve never really had much experience with Opera … but this article makes me kind of curious.

The developers of the Opera web browser have been inventive in past years, and it is a confirmation of their hard work that many of the features that they have introduced in Opera are now part of nearly every other Internet browser as well. Not all features on the other hand have been “borrowed” by other companies. Opera Turbo is such a feature. First introduced in 2009, it built on Opera’s extensive knowledge of mobile browsing.

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