Let's say I'm loading several large images(>500kb) into my elements using php and js, i found that my loading speed takes quite awhile(ard 5 secs).
Last night i was browsing http://ringvemedia.com/beijing-photos
and the loading speed for the full background images is lightning fast. I check out the natural width for the background image is 1024px and the quality is pretty decent, so i think the image's size shouldn't be too small.
So how do i achieve similiar image-loading speed? I'm using a hostgator server btw.