The REALLY frustrating thing is that unlike sites like Facebook that compress everythign to death, we don't (so you largely get unmolested image files) and then people complain about load speeds. :( Can't win, but we just keep trying.
It is purely aesthetic, but don't let that dissuade you. Much of the user experience on a site is aesthetic. As with so many things, because of the massive rise of mobile usagae, the need for high-res imagery is largely geared toward mobile users with res retina displays. We have had to do the...
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