7 Ways to Improve Your NFT Marketplace Performance

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NFT trading is becoming mainstream these days. Big brands like Coca-Cola, Louis Vuitton, and even Taco Bell are getting in on the action. With the NFT universe growing, so has the development of the NFT marketplace. Due to the extremely high-value nature of the transactions conducted on these marketplaces (last year alone, Christie's sold an NFT by the artist Beeple for over $69 million, and Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for over $2.9 million), the competition between marketplaces is only intensifying. It's more important than ever for NFT marketplaces to improve performance and stay ahead of the competition.

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Announcement: imgix Now Supports DigitalOcean, Wasabi, and Linode

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We are excited to announce that imgix now supports DigitalOcean, Wasabi, and Linode. Customers who store images and videos on these S3-compatible sources can now take advantage of imgix’s full range of visual media solutions. Support for other S3-Compatible sources is coming soon! To connect your sources today, please follow our guide.

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Introducing the imgix Asset Manager Plugin for Figma

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Today, we are launching the imgix Asset Manager plugin for Figma so that you can easily build shared asset libraries across your team, search for and place existing image assets into your Figma designs, upload new high-resolution image assets, and export rasterized comps out of Figma that are immediately web-ready for sharing wherever they need to be shared. Try out the plugin today.

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Introducing Asset Embedding: Deliver Images and Videos Easily on Third-Party Platforms

Alignment between teams is a huge challenge for many businesses, especially when it comes to asset management and visual media optimization. Content managers, who strive for better asset management, and web developers, who strive for better visual media delivery, live in silos despite their best intentions. As a result, many websites struggle to meet the goals of both teams, resulting in poor web performance and slow content cycles.

But what if this didn’t have to be the case?

This is why we are excited to announce the Asset Embedding feature, now available in the Asset Manager.

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Better Digital Storytelling With a Modern Content Platform

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Over the past few years, consumers increasingly expect digital interactions to be personalized and seamless across channels. Despite this shift, content creators and developers still find themselves stuck in rigid, legacy content management systems that can’t keep up.

Businesses that provide more personalized, omnichannel, and visually optimized user experiences see better results and greater customer loyalty. The key to successfully building and maintaining a modern web experience lies in an API-first, cloud-based ecosystem with a headless CMS and a visual media platform at the center.

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How Image Lazy Loading Improves Core Web Vitals

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This is the last installment of a three-part series on Core Web Vitals and image optimization. The last two parts are:

This blog series examines important ways to improve Core Web Vitals (CWV) — and SEO — by optimizing image assets. In the last article, we discussed how to improve Largest Contentful Paint with proper image compression, resizing, and next-gen image conversion. In addition to those three techniques, you will likely see Defer Offscreen Images, also called lazy loading, as one of the improvement opportunities in your PageSpeed Insights analysis. In this article, we’ll focus on this technique and talk about what it is, why it’s important, and how to implement it.

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