Last week, we integrated Google Sign-In into our sign-in process, a move that offers imgix users additional convenience, security, and control. Now you can access your Dashboard without having to retain a separate password, while also gaining the security benefits of Google’s two-factor authentication. Account owners have more control as well, as they can decide which sign-in methods are available to their users.
These days, API services are helping to optimize workflows that used to take teams countless hours to complete with home-grown solutions. Some examples include Stripe for capturing payments, Algolia for implementing search, and, of course, imgix for optimizing images on the fly using their API-first image processing platform.
Cosmic JS is a drop-in replacement for WordPress that provides a dashboard to create content and API tools and resources to integrate content into any application. Commonly referred to as a Headless CMS, Cosmic JS allows developers to skip the installation, configuration, and maintenance processes of installed CMS infrastructure so they can focus on what really matters: creating great products and user experiences.
Our Cosmic JS Extensions provide developers with a custom canvas to build integrations with third-party services in the Cosmic JS Bucket Dashboard. Now, we’re excited to introduce our new imgix Image Editor Extension, which allows our users to access imgix’s image optimization and transformation capabilities through a GUI (graphical user interface).
We all know how important it is to ensure your website loads quickly. Speed is vital to the success of your website; countless tests have shown that page load speed directly impacts your revenue, pages per visit, and user engagement. And guess what accounts for more than half the weight of the average website? Images! In this post, I’m going to show you how to identify opportunities to optimize your images, which will in turn improve the speed of your site.
Resizing a vast database of images to fit a fixed-size image container—as is often required for profile photos or product images—can be a truly daunting (and thankless) task. In a previous post, we demonstrated how imgix’s fit=fill and fit=fillmax parameters offer a simple solution by allowing you to automatically resize images and fill in any excess space with a single solid color. Now, we’re excited to increase the scope and flexibility of fit=fill and fit=fillmax with a new parameter, blur.
By continuing to use our services on or after May 25, 2018, you indicate your agreement with the new terms and policies that are effective as of that date. There will be no change to the functionality of the imgix service, but we do hope that you will find these updated terms beneficial. If you have any feedback, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
imgix has an ongoing commitment to provide our customers with industry-leading security, so we want to inform you about a change that we will make to the imgix CDN to continue that commitment.
imgix enables you to deliver your images to your users using either HTTP or HTTPS by leveraging the worldwide, high-performance imgix CDN. HTTPS delivery is available with every imgix source, at no additional cost and without additional setup, because we strongly believe that allowing our customers to securely deliver their content is an essential part of the value of the imgix service. To follow the best currently available security practices, we periodically evaluate the imgix CDN’s configuration parameters. During our most recent evaluation, and due to changes to PCI requirements, we will be retiring the availability of older TLS protocols and a legacy encryption cipher for all customers of the imgix CDN.
Effective today, the imgix CDN will no longer support connections utilizing the TLS v1.0 or TLS v1.1 protocols. TLS v1.2 will continue to be supported. Additionally, we will no longer support the 3DES cipher. All other current ciphers will continue to be supported.