Studies have shown that regardless of how great your content may be, you have approximately 8 seconds for your page to load, before a majority of viewers will opt to hit the road. This means you could have a truly content rich, graphically pleasing source of entertainment – but if you can’t match it with acceptable load times, it won’t matter in many cases.
The trick is to not necessarily ditch your images, but rather to optimize them. Then it is just a matter of sharpening and polishing the coding for your content.
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