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Is there a maximum size that web pages should be kept under?

What is the ideal file size for a web page?

Specifically when it comes to image sizes, what's the total file size for a webpage which includes several images.

I tend to compress images down as much as possible before it starts to visually lose quality.

We run several CMS website's and the clients tend to ask this question a lot! I'd love to hear another view on it.

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I think by compressing your images down as much as possible you are doing everything correctly. As for what is a good size....every website will be different. Also things like compressing your CSS and JS should help.

Some useful articles about making your site more streamlined:

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