Hi, folks. See that big star-field over on the left1 there? I didn’t realise until I viewed this thing over a 3G connection that I made that a two megabyte file.
I mean, yes, it’s a 1080p image, and yes, it’s pretty, but it’s not “let’s throw two megabytes of image at everyone loading this page” pretty. So between the magic of jpgcrush and simply decreasing the quality level from a ridiculous 90 to a barely-noticeable 70, it’s… still the largest thing loaded.