This web application was launched by Google’s Chrome team at the 2018 Chrome Developer Summit to demonstrate some of the techniques and possibilities for modern web applications.
Squoosh uses Web Assembly, workers, web components, and TypeScript to deliver a rapidly loading, powerful image compression tool. You can learn more about how it was implemented in the presentation by Jake Archibald and Mariko Kosaka.
Squoosh is open source, hosted on Netlify, and makes use of Netlify’s custom header control and simple redirects API.
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More links and coverage
- Chromium Blog: Chrome Dev Summit 2018: Building a Faster, Smoother, Capable Web
- The Verge: Google’s new web app lets you ‘Squoosh’ images down to smaller file sizes
- Engadget: Google’s new ‘Squoosh’ app is designed to optimize your images
- Chrome Dev Summit: Complex JS-heavy Web Apps