Google Launches Need For Speed:(Google Code)
Google now focusing on speeding up its webpages to load faster for better internet usage.So,
Google has created a Website for developers that is focused exclusively on making Web applications, sites and browsers faster. The site – http://code.google.com/speed grew out of Google’s decision to publicly share a set of best practices the search company has developed over the years.
By offering tutorials, tips and performance tools via the new site, Google wants to help make the Web faster by assembling a community of developers interested in online speed and performance. Apart from tutorials and downloadable tools, the site will allow developers to submit ideas, suggestions and questions via a discussion forum and by using Google’s Moderator tool.
Some Web Faster Tools Provided By Google Code:
There are many variables that affect a site’s performance. The tools listed below can help you discover and improve your site. Google recommends that you experiment with these tools. Multiple simple changes can improve the experience for your users around the world by several seconds.
Page Speed is 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.
AOL Page Test
AOL Page Test is an open source tool for measuring and analyzing web page performance using Internet Explorer.
Cuzillion is a tool for quickly constructing web pages to see how components interact. Browsers have unexpected behavior in everyday situations. Sometimes the behavior differs across browsers. Cuzillion lets you observe these behaviors and share sample pages with others.
Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP(S) traffic, set breakpoints, and “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing data. Fiddler includes a powerful event-based scripting subsystem, and can be extended using any .NET language.
Hammerhead adds a tab to Firebug for measuring the load time of web pages.
Http Watch is an HTTP viewer and debugger that integrates with IE and Firefox to provide seamless HTTP and HTTPS monitoring without leaving the browser window.
IBM Page Detailer is a graphical tool that enables Web site developers and editors to rapidly and accurately assess performance from the client’s perspective. IBM Page Detailer provides details about the manner in which Web pages are delivered to Web browsers. These details include the timing, size, and identity of each item in a page.
The Visual Round Trip Analyzer tool helps web developers and testers visualize the download of their page, identify best practices and changes that improve web performance. VRTA examines the communications protocol, identifying the causes of excessive round-trips, and recommending solutions.
Smush it uses image format specific non-lossy image optimization tools to squeeze the last bytes out of your images – without changing their look or visual quality. You’ll get a report of how many bytes you can save by optimizing your images and all the changed images as a single zip for download.
YSlow analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the Firebug web development tool.
Google Code Tutorials:
Google Code currently covers tutorials on various optimization aspects such as:
- CSS optimization
- Gzip compression
- HTTP caching
- Improving performance with Page Speed
- Minimizing browser reflow
- Optimizing web graphics
- PHP performance tips
- Prefetching resources
- Properly including stylesheets and scripts
- Reducing the file size of HTML documents
- UI messaging and perceived latency
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