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#25DaysOfMediaMagic- Takeaways

Happy New Year, folks!

As a relentless technology advocate and a developer who’s worked on media transformation for numerous projects over the years, I decided in late 2019 to go on a 25-day journey of sharing my learnings on Twitter. The aim was to show my audience the options available for them to do magic with any type of media file and spark ideas that would take maximum advantage of those techniques in their future projects.

I started on December 1 and ended on December 25, sharing a significant amount of my knowledge on using Cloudinary for full-stack media upload, transformation, and manipulation. During that journey, I learned a few things, too, and will share them with you right here.


How to Optimize for Page Load Speed


Three Major Takeaways

  1. I discovered that many folks use Cloudinary merely as storage for their media assets, which is a good thing. However, they never leverage the platform’s powerful optimization option while delivering those assets to their users.

    As shown in the tweet above, optimizing images with f_auto and q_auto results in their delivery in an optimized format. I was almost tempted to scream, “Stop leaving money on the table!” but should have yelled instead, “Stop leaving optimization on the table!

    Bottom line: you are in a position to make that image load fast on your user’s device so do make good use of f_auto and q_auto to save your users data cost and reduce bandwidth.

  2. A huge wave of people are leading the charge for no-code platforms, such as Webflow, Airtable, Bubble, Canva, etc. When I pointed out that Cloudinary offers a dynamic digital asset management (DAM) solution that democratizes the process of using its many capabilities and that delivers great visual experiences, that message resonated far and wide.

    Everyone on your team, including the nontechnical members, can access Cloudinary’s DAM platform and run it like any other software. No coding knowledge is required. For details, check out the related documentation.

  3. A fascinating Cloudinary feature is the interactive Product Gallery widget. With only a few lines of code, your website or app will load fast, complete with a product gallery that enables visitors to seamlessly interact with all your products.

    Unfortunately not all developers know about this.

    Cloudinary’s documentation contains details on how to integrate the widget. See also this post that describes how the Cloudinary Product Gallery enables a dynamic buyer experience.

The Whole Nine Yards

Curious about the #25DaysOfMediaMagic tweets? Want to see them all? Check out dev.to 25 Days Of Media Magic - The Ambitious Sprint.

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Cloudinary provides easy-to-use, cloud-based media management solutions for the world’s top brands. With offices in the US, UK and Israel, Cloudinary has quickly become the de facto solution used by developers and marketers at major companies around the world to streamline rich media management and deliver optimal end-user experiences.

For more information, visit www.cloudinary.com or follow us on Twitter

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