Note from 26 June 2021

eleventy-plugin-images-responsiver, my #Eleventy plugin for responsive images, is now available in a much faster v1.9.0! 🏎

My own site build is for example 30 % faster. 😍

  1. How do you deal with images that need to have a fluid width but fixed height?

    I tend to start from the lowest width/height ratio and increase, knowing larger images will have hidden parts above and below… 😔

    Anything better?

  2. I accidentally moved my hero image onto Cloudinary (who I also adore!). But, a less-optimised image served from the same origin is always faster than a more-optimised image from a third party. Self-host your static assets!


    But most images are currently not or badly optimized. 😔

    They would benefit a lot from an image CDN: resize, compression, modern formats, etc.