Сertainly, era of dial-up modems has gone and modern broadband internet made almost all sites loaded in a seconds.However, there are several reasons why you should still worry about every byte of size of your company or personal blog size.
These reasons are:
- Visitor perceptivity. Slow sites are annoying, who will trust your technology when your site is sluggish?
- Mobile users with pads, tablets, 3G modems. These devices typically have slower connectivity.
- Some world locations are growing rapidly but may not receive fast broadband yet.
- SEO. Search engines analyzes page load speed and may lower your site in ratings.
There are a number of browser extensions which can help you identify technical bottlenecks. The most well-known are Yahoo’s YSlow for Firefox/Firebug and Google’s Page Speed for Firefox/Firebug and Chrome. The choices are more limited if you’re using IE, Opera or Safari and the plug-ins may not be practical if you’re working away from your PC.
Therefore, Google has released Page Speed Online — a perfect tool which provides a list of helpful tips which could improve your website performance.
Usage is extremely simple - enter a URL and you’ll be shown a list of high, medium and low priority suggestions:
Overall, Page Speed Online is a great tool for quick testing. Test your site today!