Vector? Raster? Why Not Both!

Starting off with a 10.06MB SVG, Zach Leatherman tried several routes to reduce the weight of the hero image on the right side of the home page on

Eventually he settled on an approach where he layered a transparent WebP image on top of an SVG. Both layers were optimized individually, leaving only 78KB combined in the end.

Vector? Raster? Why Not Both! →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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