Optimizing images for web, WordPress Genesis theme by Studiopress changing the size and format, why?

I am very talented for 3D design and I have wonderful images I would like to share. However, logical things are not my best side and especially applied computer sciences and etc. It has nothing to with art. However not giving my art appropriate show it deserves and an appropriate website, can ruin my chances as an artist.

So I have a wordpress website that will be very image heavy..

I have some doubts here so please if you want to help me, answer my questions in a numerated way so I do not get lost. I am a noob for these things.

  1. Why does my Genesis theme by studiopress keep changing the images compression as well as their size?
  2. Why does my compression in "export for web, in photoshop even matter then when genesis changes it then again?"
  3. Are there preferred resolutions that google prefers and likes besides telling me a general rule such as "google likes fast loading so smaller resolution can give you some speed"
  4. I have played with amazon lambda and have implemented an open source solution for on the fly image processing called "Thumbor". It creates images based on url parameters and thus it can deliver millions of images if users request them, yet they do not really exist on the server memory in the traditional sense. They remain spread across the CDN etc. Do you think this type of solution is smart? I have seen professional websites use it to show their renders and to SEO position their renders. I wonder if it makes any sense for me to use it as well? I will have minimum of 60 000 original images (then because wordpress creates different sizes of each image, we are then talking about maybe 300 000 images?!) In a maximum scenario I am talking about 500 000 original images. That would be really a lot. I will be happy if I achieve 60 000 original renders uploaded. So is 60 000 original images too much for a wordpress and S3 amazon bucket? I run a pretty decent ec2 instance with multiple cores and have 99% google speed rank so far.
  5. What are these plugins that offer image compression and then the whole lazy loading thing. I understand the lazy loading. but what about the compression? Let’s say I upload an image called BWM.jpg and then I install this plugin, what does it to the database? Does it create a new image now BMWcompressed.jpg? So in my database I have 2 images now? Right?
  6. Do such plugins replace the need for photoshop export for web function?
  7. I have seen this JFIF format? What is that? How can that be saved at all? Using what applications ? Like, really why so many websites use jpeg and not JFIF? I mean I have seen some professional websites use JFIF but then again… websites really big ones, do not use that format. Why?
  8. Do you want a beer or something non-alcoholic coca cola for helping me out with these questions? You can write me your paypal in messages or something…

Changing sign of elements of a list on even positions

I have a list of lists of equal sizes (odd or even), e.g.

list={{1,-2,3,1,3,4},{3,5,6,-1,9,0},{1,-2,-4,-5,1,5},{1,-1,2,3,5,4},...} 

I would like to change signs of every element which is on even or odd position. In the example above, for the choice of change on even positions, it should give the following result:

 listnew={{1,2,3,-1,3,-4},{3,-5,6,1,9,0},{1,2,-4,5,1,-5},{1,1,2,-3,5,-4},...} 

What is the most effective way to achieve this? (The length of list may be huge here).

D&D 3.5e: How exactly do you calculate changing a Line into a Cone?

Exactly as the title is asking. But to be more specific, I am asking for the purposes of the Shape Breath Metabreath feat. As the feat says:

If you have a line-shaped breath weapon, you can opt to shape it into a cone. Likewise, if you have a cone-shaped breath weapon, you can shape it into a line. When you use this feat, add +1 to the number of rounds you must wait before using your breath weapon again.

Comparing this to the breath weapon of a Dragonborn of Bahamut, which is a Line with a range of 5ft per hit die, how would you calculate converting the breath weapon into a cone? Would a 6th-level Dragonborn of Bahamut breath out a 30ft cone? Or would the length of the cone be reduced?

Changing elements for spells

I think I remember in an older version of D&D allowing you to change a fire spell into a cold-based spell, or vice versa. In 5E, is there any way to allow you to alter say a Scorching Ray into a lightning or cold-based attack? I thought maybe sorcerer spell points might have done the trick, but I cannot find any rule that would cover it. I’m sure you could design and research a spell for that character during a downtime roleplaying option, but I was looking more for a ‘on-the-fly’ type option.

Can you choose a different ability for Hex when changing its target?

As a corollary to “Does reactivating Hex have any spell Components?,” is the player allowed to choose a different ability when cursing a new creature as a bonus action? RAW, it reads as a no, but a RAI argument could support a yes.

The warlock isn’t recasting Hex after the initial contact dies; instead, he maintains concentration on the spell and shifts the focus of the spell to a new target via a bonus action on a subsequent turn. The spell doesn’t say it must be shifted on the subsequent turn following the death of the target. Rather, it may be moved on a subsequent turn. Relevant text of Hex follows:

Also, choose one ability when you cast the spell. […] If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to curse a new creature. (PHB p.251, emphasis mine)

Does changing backlink direction penalise “backlinked” website

I am responsible for editing posts on a website and right now am assigned to edit a post which has a backlink to the post of another domain. I was told to fix it, since apparently the wrong post was addressed but I am still not certain about one thing. I was told that losing a backlink does more bad than it initially did good, so would changing the backlink hurt the post redirected to before, or would it even benefit the other post as much, since I was also told that two backlinks from the same domain count less than one from another.

Changing category subject in short intervals

I would like to know if it is possible to not get penalised by google for changing the subject of a category entirely. I would like to swap a category that I have built on a webpage, for one with a more relevant (as of now) topic. Changing description, content and title etc… would this destroy my SEO? It has amassed backlinks of great quantity and quality over the course of time and I seriously would not like to have them wasted or passed with internal links as the page itself is invaluable.

Assume anchors to my webpage were all "" for convenience purposes. They are nothing particularly descriptive.

Any input would be appreciated

On casting ‘Imprisonment / Chaining’, on changing &/or non-stable surfaces – where, where do the chains go?

The 9th level spell Imprisonment can be cast a few different ways. One possible cast-version creates ‘chains’ that keep the target restrained:

You create a magical restraint to hold a creature that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or be bound by the spell; if it succeeds, it is immune to this spell if you cast it again. While affected by this spell, the creature doesn’t need to breathe, eat, or drink, and it doesn’t age. Divination spells can’t locate or perceive the target.

Chaining. Heavy chains, firmly rooted in the ground, hold the target in place. The target is restrained until the spell ends, and it can’t move or be moved by any means until then. The special component for this version of the spell is a fine chain of precious metal.

Note that these special Imprisonment-Chains are firmly rooted in the ground (R.A.W. / above). Here are my variants on one concern, below:

  • what if the target is 60′ to 120′ up… on a wooden floor? Do the chains reach all the way to ground level as the spell takes effect?

  • what if the imprisoned is standing on any firm yet non-stable surface when this spell is cast? Examples abound: on a ship, in the air due to a kite or hot air balloon. Or even on an otherwise quasi-stable surface such as sand or ice or swamp or lava or glass – the chains would have to take root somewhere ‘in the ground’.

I admit that this question isn’t deeply serious. Still, i am darn curious where these crazy chains would end up going.

How Exactly Do Tasha’s Subclass Changing Rules Work?

I bought Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything last month and have enjoyed it thoroughly. My question has to deal with the Changing Your Subclass rules found on page 8.

The first paragraph under the title says that characters can change their subclass when they would normally gain a new subclass feature.

The next section, Training Time, goes on about how changing a subclass might take time, money, and/or a quest. How does this work with the previous paragraph’s rule of only changing subclasses when a character gains a new subclass feature? For example, if the character needs time to train or complete a quest, I’m not sure how you could align that with a new subclass feature.

The final section Sudden Change says characters could have an immediate subclass change. Does this mean immediate when a character would gain a new subclass feature or any time at all?

These three sections almost seem like different rules altogether for changing subclasses. I get that the two minor sections, Training Time and Sudden Change, shouldn’t be mixed. However, the rule about only changing a subclass when gaining a new subclass feature is under the main title. This makes me believe this rule should be applied to both of the minor sections. If not, then I feel like this should have been its own minor section as well.

Any thoughts on these rules would be appreciated!

Edit note: I’m fully aware these are optional rules and DnD generally has just guidelines. I’ve been DMing for a number of years now and have that understanding. However, I’m looking for a more rules-based interpretation. Saying that these could be used in any fashion I like doesn’t really help me.