Squixa has a number of general optimisation features which are very important to mobile browsers such as those which reduce the number of round trips and those which reduce the size of the content. Both these are especially important for mobile networks which have lower bandwidth and higher rates of connection drops and packet loss. The introduction of Squixa's CDNs is also great for mobile browsers as the content can come from servers closer to the browsing device.
Squixa does have some specific optimisations for small screen browsers to further improve performance. Such as;
- 'Resize Mobile Images' filter; is applied only for mobile browsers, and shrinks the size in pixels of the place holder images on mobile devices to better fit the device screen size.
- Compression for Small Screen; This filter sets the compression quality used when creating or re-compressing jpeg images that will be viewed on devices with small screens (such as mobile phones); if Squixa determines that the client has a screen with an area no greater than 1280 x 800 pixels. Generally, a lower image quality can be used for small screens.
- Scans to Render for Small Screens; Images that are encoded as progressive JPEGs are first calculated to take ten scans to achieve the specified JPEG quality. This filter, with values in the range [1,10], determines how many of those ten scans are included in the version of the image that is actually served to the client. This filter is specific to images that will be viewed on devices with small screens (such as mobile phones); when Squixa determines that the client has a screen with an area no greater than 1280 x 800 pixels. Generally, a lower number of scans can be used for small screens
See our Automated Acceleration section for more information on the website acceleration techniques and technology.