[thelist] web hosting, how to reduce bandwidth usage??

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Wed Jan 22 12:46:01 CST 2003

Tom Lyczko <mailto:tlyczko at visualwave.com> wrote:

> Hello, this is my first post to the list...

hello. (all of a sudden i think i've already replied to this email, but
i can't remember exactly and i don't see it in my box so i'm going to
assume i haven't.)

because i don't know anything about free/paid image hosting, i'm not
going to comment on that. i will however give some other suggestions.
also i didn't visit the site and look at the code and/or the pictures
because the url sounds dangerous even though you added a disclaimer. ;)
these suggestions are assuming you are not already doing them.

1. lower the quality of your images via photoshop to reduce the total
file size. thus lowering the bandwidth used. your pictures may not be as
compressed as they could be and even a slight drop in quality can't,
imo, hurt too much. make sure you are using the correct file type as
well when compressing.

2. use css to style the website and link to the css file from within
each page.
2a. after writing a css file you can use a perl script (such as the one
i have been working on for the past few days) to remove all unneccessary
characters. comments, line breaks, and superfluous spaces/tabs are all

hope that helps some,

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