Google has Introduced Page Speed, an open-source Firefox/Firebug Add-on. Webmasters and web developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them.

Google Page Speed

Google Page speed is very much in analogy of Yahoo’s YSlow a similar Firefox/Firebug plugin which analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages, although google come late with such thing nevertheless Google’s Page Speed provide bit more in-depth analysis than YSlow.

Page Speed performs several tests on a site’s web server configuration and front-end code. These tests are based on a set of best practices known to enhance web page performance. Webmasters who run Page Speed on their pages get a set of scores for each page, as well as helpful suggestions on how to improve its performance.

Page Speed add-on also displays a timeline of network, cache and Javascript timeline event and events are displayed along the timeline and one can also record activities and collect complete call graphs for any single web page.

Google Page Speed

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2 Comments

  1. I have installed it and I think its a good useful pluggin. But you need to install firebug first.

    Thanks

  2. Great article on checking page speed with Firefox. Thanks

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