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  1. I think images with people can work really well but it is extremely hard to get good ones unles you hire a photographer. I find it particularly challenging in New Zealand as most stock images are American and you easily tell, we just don't look like that here. I often find Unsplash has a wider international range of photos photos that often feel less stock, the downside is I often see an image and recognise it from Unsplash.
  2. I see Wix are publicly taking this issue quite seriously: https://www.wix.com/partners/core-web-vitals-webinar
  3. Yup that is exactly how I would approach it. They could even do the same for CSS so it creates an optimised CSS file for only the rendered components making it very streamlined. Maybe they need a save and a publish so when it is published it creates the final optimised files. Imagine how good it would be for their brand if they could truly say that Squarespace is at the forefront and creates truly optimised sites that perform well on CWS. Huge win!
  4. I would love to any links, posts etc showing how other platforms such as Wix, Shopify, Webflow, Wordpress solve this major issue. Here is a list of what I have found so far: https://web.dev/wix/ Please post anything you find here 🙂
  5. Digging into the setting for that Codepen you may need to include some extra scripts and css in the header of your page. Click the Settings button top right to see them all, there are two javascript files and two css libraries which may all slow down your page load. Have you tried using the new Automated lists in Squarespace 7.1, there is one that will work well as a carousel similar to what you are looking for (Bottom right one could do the trick).
  6. I made a blank Squarespace 7.0 page (except for the header and footer of course) and managed to get a score of 51! https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsc.nz%2Fspeedtest The main roadblock seems to be the large amount of javascript files loaded even if the page doesn't use them. I hope these are not used for editing the site and are only used for the live view.... if not they should be separated.
  7. I noticed that a local New Zealand web agency launched this site built on Wordpress: https://alzheimers.org.nz/ It has fantastic google ratings: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Falzheimers.org.nz%2F It would be great to get Squarespace close to this sort of rating.
  8. Applying the bob-shadow to the .intrinsic class is the issue as this is not always the same size as the image on those tablet sized screens.
  9. Site URL: https://plat4m.squarespace.com/ I am struggling to get some custom code working that creates a drop shadow on Card layout images. I had to apply the css to the .intrinsic class otherwise it seems to be cut off. The problem is on Tablet view and some smaller laptop sizes it doesn't remain the same size as the image and doesn't work. I have attached screens to demonstrate. I need to somehow get the box-shadow working on the img tag if possible. The CSS is below: .image-block-outer-wrapper.design-layout-card .intrinsic { box-shadow: 0px 20px 20px 0px rgba(15,35,98,0.75)!important; border-radius: 3px!important; } Site can be viewed here: https://plat4m.squarespace.com/ Any advice would be much appreciated 🙂
  10. This is coming from someone with only a small amount of SEO knowledge so sorry if it is too simplistic. Is there a rank of say the top 5 SEO metrics to get right and the weighting? Such as 1. Content, 2. Mobile experience, 3. Site loading speed, 4. Bounce rate Ideally everything is perfect but if you cant get everything perfect what should we put the most effort into? Hopefully this makes sense 🙂
  11. Does including the Google Analytics code into your site add another roadblock?
  12. At the end of the article is a very good point: How Will This Affect My SEO? Although Core Web Vitals are an important indication of your site's performance, they are one of the many measurements used to determine your site's SEO ranking. Content will remain the most important factor in maintaining your SEO score. We recommend optimizing your site's content, as well as updating your page's meta tags.
  13. I have just created a brand new, super light weight page for a client and it ranks terribly on the Google Pagespeed tool. 34% on mobile! The page has one small image and just plain text. Most of the issue is the compressed javascript as you can see in the image attached. I have no idea what to do about it.
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