Videos are a powerful visual medium that fosters engagement by adding emotions and empathy. Web developers are often required to work with videos for websites or applications and must be equipped with the relevant knowledge and expertise.
Cloudinary conducted a workshop at React Summit 2021 to highlight the effect of media performance on websites by correlating it with Google’s Core Web Vitals and other performance measurements. Also presented were typical optimization techniques along with code samples. Here are the recording and the slides.
Optimized media assets have always been essential to website performance. To help developers measure, understand and improve website performance, Google created Core Web Vitals, a subset of Web Vitals that focuses on three aspects of the user experience: loading, interactivity, and visual stability. In June 2021, Google plans to make page experience a ranking factor—so Core Web Vitals and media asset optimization will become even more important.
In today’s digital-first age, online site performance is critical for ensuring business continuity, attracting repeat sales, and gaining a competitive advantage. Lazy loading accelerates performance for websites and apps. Many implementation techniques are available, however, so choose wisely. In particular, become familiar with the universal practices and the language- and framework-specific approaches.
In our first article, we built a part of the front-end of our image search tool with the focus mainly on the parent App.js stateful component.
In this article - part two of a series - we will continue developing a AI image Search App, in which users can search for content in an image, not just the description. The app is built with React for UI interaction, Cloudinary for image upload and management and Algolia for search.
What if we could create an AI image search service? Type in a word and get images with titles or descriptions matching our search. Better yet, what if we could create an AI image search service but rather than matching just titles and image description, we can search for something in an image, regardless of the given image title or description. For example, find one with a dog in it, or those that may have a street lamp or a bus (more like an image search tool).
In this talk, the audience learns everything they will ever need to know about playback controls, offline media, image & video optimization and transformation, pre-loading, deep learning with Images, audio & improving web performance by using the right tools while dealing with media assets in their react apps.
This is part 2 of a 3 part series
React has become more popular, as well as more mature, over the last four years since its release by Facebook. It has become one of the go-to technologies for people looking to componentize the front-end of any web application. It also helps that an entire mobile stack is built around React in the form of ReactNative. The components are wonderful, however there can be a burdensome learning curve. But, in the end, there’s the payoff of highly reusable code and a better user experience.