Site speed is one of the most important things about creating web content, and web applications.
The list goes on to sped up your website. A site is never ‘fast enough’. What’s important is to make your site faster.
Pingdom is a site that tests page load time and breaks down how long it takes for every script, CSS file and media asset to load. You can use the resulting chart to make decisions about things like whether to consolidate your CSS files or whether a content delivery network (CDN) might help deliver images faster.
Yahoo’s YSlow has been around for a few years but it’s no less useful today, even with the arrival of several new competitors on the market. YSlow, which is available as a browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome, clocks page load time and then provides a detailed report card, complete with letter-based grades.
Google Page Speed
Google has been incresingly fixated on speed as of lately, both in its own products (see Chrome and Google Instant) and the Web at large, having announced last year that site speed now plays a role in organic search rankings. It’s available as a browser extension and also a Web-based test.
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