Couple of days ago I had a chat with a good friend of mine and he mentioned he was in the process of building a simple 404 page for one of his portals. He wanted to add some small touches to it and one of them was TV static/grain animation. As the day went by, he showed me a working prototype and although it all looked good there was one thing that poked one of my split identities (the one anal about performance and optimising filesize) in the eye. I decided to take the matter in my own hands…
I know, I know... I promised it long time ago but I decided to take some time off from coding, not even mentioning nerve-wracking Magento(; But I'm back in business now so here is your short guide on how to crop your images. You can use it for almost everything but it's great for designs with square (ish) products images.
I'm not going to hide the fact that photography is my biggest passion. In fact if I could drop everything and don't worry about paying my rent, I would very likely leave Brighton to discover the world with my camera. But since it's hardly possible, I tend to feed my hunger for adventure with other people's experiences and stories. I'll never stop being amazed by all those things and places that can be explored and all of them in so many different ways! And I'm not even going to start talking about people themselves. Anyway, I did promise you to share all kinds of things that inspire me and I believe photography is the biggest influence in both my private and professional life. I also thought, I should post some pretty pictures, instead of trying to be smart and eloquent(; So here they are - people whose photography I truly admire!
There are quite few ways to optimise and speed up Magento. If you run a Google search you'll get different solutions from minifying js to some nice server settings. There is one thing though I couldn't see being mentioned anywhere - built-in image caching system.