Web development industry is constantly growing. It is making progress in the direction to speed up the website by using latest available technology and allow users to surf any webpage without waiting for even seconds.
You might have experience certain website takes too much of time to load. The fundamental reason for the slow loading website is the amount of the content it has on the page. The content might be anything. It can be the text content, the coding used for website development, third party information, videos and most commons are images.
In the majority of the cases, the images are the culprit of the slow loading website. The image contains heavy files that take too much of time to first download on your computer through the browser and serve on the webpage.
As we see top browsers are focusing on the fast loading websites to provide extraordinary services, the images sometimes create a big issue for the websites.
In addition, images are an integral part of our visual experience. Humans are good at remembering and understanding the image content better compared to the text content. We need images on the website with the content to represent the thought effectively.
We can not avoid image content completely. This is where the problem started appearing in the web world. Since the beginning of the internet, many companies are trying to develop the technology that will compress the visual content such as images and videos into small size file without compromising the quality of the file.
The challenge was accepted by many companies are they started working on it. The Webp is the product of the consistent development in finding the solution to reduce the image file size. We have achieved the goal of minimizing the image at the level where it can use on any web portal without compromising the quality.
It works best on all the devices and never gives any problem to any device. Since the availability of the webp image compression technology many top web portals such as Youtube, facebook and twitter have accepted it to update their existing image file with the new files system to reduce the overall file size of the image storage.
The technology has made significant progress in the web industry. Many top companies are now using the technology and reducing their overall data size to minimum capacity.
WebP is a new image format available for the compressing your existing image file to the lowest possible size without compromising the overall quality.
The WebP image format was developed by Google in 2010. The format allows the users to store the image in the two types lossy or lossless format. The Google clearly states that the final output of the WebP format images will be 34% less compared to the most commonly used JPG or PNG files.
The company believes the adaptation of the new image format will reduce the strain on the image viewing portal where most of the activities are relies on the visual appearance. It is majorly focusing on the improving the website speed to provide the users fast loading websites.
People will get to experience fast loading website even the website has many images on the page. The low capacity of the WebP format allows the browser to download it instantly without using much bandwidth.
The WebP image technology works on the prediction. The blocks of the pixels in the image are predicted on the basis of the surrounding blocks. By using the code, the blocks of the difference between the prediction and the reality is encoded to generate the final outcome.
The efficiency of prediction the block accurately many blocks in the images contains a zero difference which results in greater compression. As a result, you get smaller file size image.
In the WebP lossless compression, the technology is used to scan some part of the image and on the basis of that data it analyzes and decides what rest of the part will look like. By analyzing the data, it constructed the final image and presented to the viewer.
Currently, the WebP is natively supported by Google Chrome and the opera browsers. Other websites are also joining the WebP community. Soon you will see Webp format images everywhere on the web.
Many designer tools also started accepting the technology, and they are integrating it into their software and online tool. Developers all around the world started giving support to varieties of image editing tools.
The Webp software includes the lightweight encoding and decoding library libwebp with the command line tools. The cwebp and dwebp command line tool will help you to convert images to Webp format. It also provides the image viewing option, muxing and animating webp images features. The full source code is available on the Google Webp file page where you can download it for free.
There are various benefits available in the Webp images format. We will look at the some of the top reason why webp is best for the web pages.