Page Load Times Update

    March 13, 2007

In my original post I mentioned that in order to help reduce my blog’s load time I often use Web Page Analyzer and Octagate SiteTimer.

Since that post I have received a couple more suggestions for tools to use in order to help reduce Web Page Load Times.

WSOP is a desktop product which runs on windows. It comes with a 30 day free trial and the full license costs $97. WSOP offers many features including:

– Checking for slow pages and errors

– Detailed profiling of web pages

– Testing of dynamic content

– Custom load time conditions

– Comprehensive and customizable reports

– Improvement tips for each page

Fire Bug: Firebug is an open source performance monitoring tool which "Integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page." Read the FireBug blog for further discussions.

– Inspect and edit HTML

– Tweak CSS

– Visualize CSS Metrics

– Monitor Network Activity

– Debug and Profile JavaScript

– Explore DOM

If you’re serious about speeding up web page load times make sure you add all of these tools to your performance monitoring toolkit.