Let me set the scene, It’s Tuesday night 23:10 and I’m having a Facebook messenger conversation with our Senior Developer, MH, about a brand I’m working on. I’m bouncing some ideas off him
I have seen the Kellog’s branding although hadn’t visited their site. Off I Snap, Crackle and Popped to Kelloggs.co.uk and was hit with a lovely view:
I can’t take their site seriously, their contact us button is pixelated.JC, 23:25 – 22 October 2019
I downloaded the button to find it was a PNG file. I jokingly said to MH; ‘we could save them serious bites’ ( instead of bytes lololol) and that was the birth of this blog post.
I was equally impressed and disappointed to find that the png file I have downloaded was 1kb. A tough one to beat, I thought. I quickly made my
A bit of playing with how I created the text and made the path and eventually I got the file down to 554 bytes, almost half their png button and more importantly – crystal clear.
I had no clue where to send it, I tried to submit it and our story using their online form but .svg files are not accepted in their file upload. Therefore I have sent it to their press office. Let’s be honest, I’m super confident that this is the end of the story but it was a fun exercise, a few minutes and a file cut in half.
If we could cut every file on the internet in half, then the internet would be half as big.JC, 23:49 – 22 October 2019