Loading time is a major contributing factor to page abandonment. The average user has no patience for a page that takes too long to load. 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less. 40% abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load.
One major contributor to page load speeds are image files. However, it's no secret that beautiful images are one of the greatest attractions to a webpage. When you're caught between a rock and a hard place — between the risk of slow page load speeds and the need for great looking images — choose Numinix's CSS Sprite service!
With Numinix's professional CSS Sprites programming, load time can be drastically reduced. For every image on every website page, there is an HTTP address your customer's browser must call up and download. By combining several images into one file, we can make those images act like one large image so that the customer's computer only has to call up and download one image file. Thus, any time an image needs to be loaded on the fly (including mouseover images), the image will already be loaded without any further delay to your customer. Our experience at Numinix shows that reducing the number of HTTP requests for ecommerce websites will have the biggest impact on reducing response time and thereby increasing the speed of page loads.