Remember the time I Added Medium Zoom
Well as it turns out, as I was reading through Zoom’s documentation, that you can specify a separate URL to load when the image zooms in.
I like this, because I crop all my images to be (for landscape oriented) 1000 pixels wide, just slightly over the size of the content area that they go into.
This is a serious reduction in size from the resolution they’re taken at.
I do this just to improve load times, even with WebP and compression, extra pixels (that get resized to nothingness) are extra data that needs to be sent.
And since it’s literally too big to be shown like that, I crop them so that pages load nearly instantly.
The problem is that when you click on an image to see it, you get… basically nothing.
I (because reasons) don’t have any old images so they’ll stay the same.
But from now on, any images that are added in will have a detailed version that loads when you click to zoom.