Comment SG Re: Doubt it


Google still pushing its WebP image format


Doubt it (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-22 21:05 (#RM)

No one cares about file size anymore. Even mobile views of your typical news site page are multiple megabytes in size, between useless embedded video/animated gifs, dozens of tracker .js files, slideshows, using html/css to resize full resolution images, etc.

5-10 years ago when bandwidth was a premium and substance mattered more than style, maybe WebP would have caught on. Today, general users don't care, they just want the shiny things.

Re: Doubt it (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-24 17:52 (#SG)

While I think you're right that users don't care that's only half of the equation. If this format can offer a 10% bandwidth reduction to a content heavy web site then it offers significant cost savings and will look very attractive in that light.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-03-25 03:55 Interesting +1
2014-03-25 10:42 Normal 0

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