Hey 4chan! Hey fellas. So of all the sites out there in dire need of efficiency to try to stop, you know, operating at a loss largely due to bandwidth expense and loading images slowly because over 9000% of the audience is on cellular, you’ve got to be the at the top of the list as an imageboard site looking to embrace improvements, and yet I couldn’t post a picture of a really pretty lady, super high res (’cause I’m into that with the cameras rolling), leaning on a fine-ass car the other day because it was in a lean WebP format instead of jpeg? What, did I lose you? Oh right, let me break it down, google translate to 4chan please:
> since young lad, go to bed knowing 4chan would lead this world out of pixel compression inefficiency/lack of features aka jpeg
> read my Google News WebP section, Facebook and Google Play adopts WebP, imokaywiththis.bmp
> download cwebp and try to post girly pic on 4chan
> 500 FORMAT NOT SUPPORTED SERVER CONFUSED, wtf 4chan?!
Just because the picture was from 1992 doesn’t mean the technology you use has to be, you know?
Yeah, 1992, I looked it up, jpeg is from 1992 which was at least one decade ago, maybe more. That’s how long it’s been since we’ve failed to adopt 33% better and existing maths. We’ve developed it years back, that’s the easy part, but for reasons that strike me as almost inexplicable, many sites, including yours, haven’t bothered to do something as simple as install mod_pagespeed. (Okay in your case it might need some extra tweaks but it’s doable, you know it.)
Not to mention true color animated gifs with lossy alpha transparency capabilities, imagine guys? No, don’t imagine, just implement it, got the whole weekend in front of you. Please fire that up or explain why it’s not in your interests at the next TED because I’m fascinated. Fascination crossed with disillusionment. And hope…