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Blog/20090605 Google Page Speed

Google releases page speed as open source: http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2009/06/introducing-page-speed.html

Page Speed is a tool we've been using internally to improve the performance of our web pages -- it's a Firefox Add-on integrated with Firebug. When you run Page Speed, you get immediate suggestions on how you can change your web pages to improve their speed. For example, Page Speed automatically optimizes images for you, giving you a compressed image that you can use immediately on your web site. It also identifies issues such as JavaScript and CSS loaded by your page that wasn't actually used to display the page, which can help reduce time your users spend waiting for the page to download and display."

There's also a set of web speed best practices: http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/rules_intro.html

The tool is similar to Yslow, http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/.

I heard about this via the Aptivate blog, and you can read the full article here: http://blog.aptivate.org/2009/06/05/web-optimisation-google-page-speed/.

You can also read the Aptivate web design guidelines: http://www.aptivate.org/webguildelines/


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