Category : Tools

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Some of the bulk and complexity of modern web pages is necessary. Larger images sell more products. Third-party scripts help you to better understand your visitors. But there’s a lot of unnecessary weight on most web pages. Rather than focusing exclusively on all the cool new features you want to add to your site this year, spend some time thinking about what you can take away. Here are four tips to help you get started.

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While we can’t always replace our spreadsheets and waterfalls with awesome graphics, it’s exciting to see that more and more tool vendors are experimenting with ways to help us visualize our performance data and make it infinitely more persuasive. In this post, I’m going to highlight four tools I use all the time to demonstrate performance issues. (Not only are these great tools, they’re also my favourite price: free!)

Anyone who has run dozens of tests on Webpagetest knows it is challenging/impossible to run and aggregate hundreds or thousands of web page test results. Travelocity has created an incredibly useful script that sits in front of its own instance of Webpagetest and automatically tests multiple landing pages every 10 minutes in perpetuity, then aggregates the results.