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Making of Video: How to Optimize Images

Introduction

In this post, I have described the process of making of the Video used in the post titled “Which is the Best Image Resizing Service” ?

For this post, I compared 15 different image compression and resizing services. These include Shortpixel, Tinypng,BulkImage Resizer, Optimole, and Imgbot. Yesterday, I made my first unscripted video : it took me about four hours for a 5 minute video and this 1,000 word blog post. But now I know it’s doable, and scalable.

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Best Image Resizing or Optimization Service?

Introduction:

“Which is the Best Image Optimization Service?” This question came up more than a few times when I was researching to write the post on “7 Ways to Optimize Your Images for Websites“. In this post, I have used 20 different image compression and optimization services and compared their performance over a series of random tests. In other words, on this page you will find a blog post which compares 20 image compression services.

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Posts on my other blogs

Introduction

Note: April 28, 2020 Apologies for the issue with images: the server which the images are served went offline. I am moving the images to a CDN, by midnight IST May 3rd, all images should be restored.

Posts on my other blogs do not show up on this blog. I realized this when someone asked me the other day about my daily blogging challenge. They asked,

If I was supposed to publish a post every day, then why wasn’t I publishing a blog post every day on this site?

The fact is that I Have been publishing a new post every day, but not only on this blog. I have three other sites where I publish posts. They are:
a. MyKitaab Podcast
b. Underworld Startup Blog
c. My All Things Podcasting Blog

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7 Ways to Optimize Images for your website

Introduction:

Note: April 28, 2020: Apologies for the issue with images: the server which the images are served went offline. I am moving the images to a CDN, by midnight IST May 3rd, all images should be restored.

Have you ever wondered why you should compress (or reduce the size of) images on your site? After all, you want to display on your webpage the beautiful pictures you have taken in all their glory! But the downside of leaving images as “heavy” or uncompressed is that your site (or app) will load very slowly. I had written about how to use a CDN or content delivery network and a follow up post on the topic. You can consider the below post as a companion post because the theme is similar- how to load websites faster!

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Blogging Challenge: The Problem of Plenty

Introduction: The Problem of Plenty with Blogs

I am currently faced with a problem of plenty. Over the years, I have set up multiple blogs. Beginning with my posts on the free WordPress site, all the way upto reviving this particular site and the daily blogging challenge. The question arises, how do I put a system around them in order to ensure the blogs are updated and I do not miss a single day of posting on this site? 

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How I created the Post on Content Delivery Networks

Introduction: Creating the post on CDN

In this post, I have described how I created the 3,500 4,400 word post about Content Delivery Networks. The tools, process I used, and the learnings from the experience are mentioned in this post. Specifically, using Otter.ai for speech to text, Ink App for copywriting, and using CDNs themselves for the post.

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Using Rethink : Cloud Storage and File Sharing

Introduction:

In this post, I will write my experience using Rethink software (previously known as Publist) for cloud storage and file sharing. I came to know about Publist through one of the Facebook groups. This group focuses on deals for SAAS or Software As A Service subscriptions. Around October last year 2019: Publist was available as a lifetime deal on a site called Pitchground.

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How to Use CDN or Content Delivery Networks for Website

Introduction

The below post is about “How to use CDN or Content Delivery Networks for Website Speed and Performance”. This is a Work In Progress for the next few days- Mid-May 2020 at least. I wanted it to be a ‘live’ post, and that’s the reason for publishing.

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10Web Website Management

In this post, we will look 10 Web, a platform for creating and managing (and also hosting) wordpress sites.

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Testing CDNs for Media Serving

CDN or Content Delivery Network

Note: April 28, 2020: Apologies for the issue with some images: the server which the images are served went offline. I am moving the images to a CDN, by midnight GMT April 29th, all images should be restored.

Update April 14, 2020: I have written a more comprehensive post on CDNs here. This post therefore becomes secondary and redundant  and needed cleaning up anyways – because some of  the CDNs form the list below are not working at this time.

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