Page Speed Firebug Add-on for Firefox

Page Speed Firebug Add-onPage Speed is a Firebug-integrated Firefox extension recently open-sourced by Google. Page Speed is designed to analyze website performance and offer suggestions on how to improve page load times.

If Google has been using this Page Speed tool to optimize their own Web sites, then I’m interested – as Google sites are spiffy loaders. So I’ll be taking the best practices this extension suggests for the Mactoids website into consideration – and also comparing to Yahoo YSlow.

If you are a Webmaster or Web developer, be sure to look at this Firebug Add-on for a website evaluation and suggestions on how to decrease site load times. Requires Firebug Firefox Add-on 1.3.3 or higher.

What is Page Speed?

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.

How does Page Speed work?

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.

Table 1: Page Speed Firebug Add-on
Quick Facts Web Development
Developer Google Code
License Open Source
File Size 364K
Type Firefox/Firebug extension
Download Page Speed Firebug Add-on

 

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