I was recently involved in a project to redesign an online news network, which led to a number of very cool custom functions being created for the WordPress sites they rely on. One such feature provides the users with the ability to share the contents of the in-post blockquote, which is built into the WordPress post editor.

As you may have heard, the average web user will judge your website (and your brand) within 5 seconds of landing. If it takes an age to load, most users will close your website straight away (known as a bounce). The most ‘heavy’ parts of your website, in terms of file size, are almost always the images, so optimising them (reducing the file size whilst still retaining an acceptable quality) is very important.