Friends, if you own a website then you would definitely like to know and improve the performance of you website in terms of loading speed of the page. Why this is important. well, just because poor performance can frustrate users to the point that they will leave your site. Once a user leave a site because of bad performance, it scarcely happen that the user comes back. In other words, poor performance defies the whole purpose of a website.
About 80% of the time is spent on the front end while the browser tries to load page in downloading all the components in the page like images, stylesheets, scripts, Flash, etc. Take a look at below tools which can help you in this aspect. These are absolutely free.
1) Google’s Page Speed : Page Speed is an open-source Firefox/Firebug add-on. Webmasters and developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their pages and get suggestions on how to improve them.
2) AOL’s Pagetest : Pagetest is an open-source tool for measuring and analyzing web page performance right from your browser. AOL developed Pagetest internally to automate load time measurement of its many sites, and it has evolved into a powerful tool for developers and software engineers in testing their web pages and getting instant feedback. The company decided to release it to the grander development community to further help evolve it into an even more useful — and free — web performance tool.
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