Multiline Text & Overlays with the Typesetting Endpoint

Overlaying text on images is a design pattern with a long history, from protective watermarks to funny internet memes. As social media and personalized user experiences become more important across all web platforms, dynamically combining words and imagery is a powerful but complex feature to implement, and crucial to many products.

Learn how to easily create compelling text/imagery combinations in our Typesetting Endpoint tutorial.

Meet Luminous & Drift—New Lightbox & Zoom Viewer Libraries

Meet Luminous & Drift—New Lightbox & Zoom Viewer Libraries

For e-commerce sites, both page speed and large, detailed images are key to successful conversions. You want to provide an enjoyable, engaging experience for your customers without slowing them down. So what's an online store developer to do?

To make implementing fast lightboxes and zoom viewers simpler, today we're pleased to announce Luminous and Drift. These open-source libraries are the first in a series of user interface components we'll release this year to make using imgix as straightforward and easy to integrate as possible.

Lightboxes and zoom viewers bridge the speed gap by allowing your customers to view a more detailed image as desired. However, if they're implemented in ways that don't take image size and number of image requests into account, the potential speed savings will be lost. For example, scaling down a large image to make a thumbnail saves on image requests, but slows down page speed because the browser is forced to scale the image.

imgix can improve any lightbox or zoom viewer by eliminating the need for multiple copies of the image and delivering it at high quality and speed in all sizes, boosting both page speed and conversion.3

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Fingerprinting Images to Improve Page Load Speed


As websites and web applications expand their visual richness and functionality, optimizing for page speed becomes more critical. Fingerprinting your image files can help ensure that your caching strategy and purging are optimal. Find out how to develop a caching strategy with fingerprinting and use it with imgix.

New Case Study: Exposure + imgix


By architecting the site to use imgix from the beginning, Exposure has been able to take advantage of best practices right away. To keep more image sizes cached, they create derivative images in increments of 100 pixels, and then adjust to the exact size needed from these smaller versions.

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New Case Study: Unsplash + imgix

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Using imgix has empowered Unsplash to focus on creating features that appeal to their community, helping them compete against larger photo sites.

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Automatic Point-of-Interest Cropping with imgix


Cropping is a key technique for improving images. Removing unnecessary background information or changing an image's aspect ratio can greatly improve the viewer's focus on the image. However, the salient parts of the image are not always centered, so alternate cropping methods are needed to programmatically choose them.

Find out how to use imgix’s entropy cropping to crop based on point of interest.

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