Google releases WebP, a new image file format to speed up the web.
Taking their initiative to the streets on the superinformation highway, Google announced the release of WebP, a new image format that will “significantly reduce the byte size of photos on the web, allowing web sites to load faster than before.”
Images via Google
In its announcement, Google layed out its steps to introduce its suite of tools to help site owners speed up their websites and build new apps that offer greater optimization to all elements affecting page load times and thus, to speed up the user’s experience with a quicker, faster internet.
Google’s speed set of tools includes:
- WebP image format and file conversion tool
- Speed Tracer a Chrome extension that helps
identify and fix performance problems
in web applications.
- Page Speed, a Firefox extension to evaluate
web page performance.
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