Thanks to all of you who have helped me lately. My site is up and running quite well. I am now working on performance. The site is performing well, but I am interested in the image optimization I read about in Moodle docs. It seems to suggest that all the graphics, icons, etc, that come as part of moodle could benefit from image optimization using JpegOptim, OptimPNG, and Gifsicle.
The installation of these programs on my server is something I think I can fight through given time. (You guys could probably all do it in about 3 seconds).
Can anyone tell me what kind of performance improvements are generally realized after taking this step. (I imagine that it would depend a lot on what size images have been uploaded by users after initial installation, but I am interested in just a rough idea of what others have experienced.)