Page-Speed normally refers to the time it takes for a web-page to be presented to a browser in a "fully loaded" state.

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Create speed baseline for local web file

Is there any tool or method that will load a localhost page a number of times, and return the averaged data for load times, onload events, Dom ready events, etc? I'd like to work on page speed ...
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Trying to improve the server response time

I have used the Google Developer PageSpeed Test and it suggests this: Improve server response time Suggestions for this page Long web server response times delay page loading. Reduce your response ...
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Does google take into account page load differences from caching?

Here's what I mean by that. If I use internal CSS, the page will load a bit quicker on the first time it is visited, but with external CSS a user can cache the document and load the rest of the site ...
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Async load of secondary content; Google says “slow”, users see what they want faster

We have a performance problem on our site, and we're digging in to correct some rather basic issues -- we know we have many opportunities to improve performance -- this question is about one, in ...
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Images on a subdomain, hosted on the same server — will simultaneous downloads increase? (CDN)

Browsers only allow you to download a limited number of concurrent files from the same domain. Would a subdomain for images (basically as a content delivery network) on the same web hosting server ...
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What's the threshold for creating data URI in css?

I'm interested in benchmarking, or best practices. I have 10 icons on my website. They are all background:url(..) no-repeat; Assuming sprites are not the answer (for any god given reason) how big or ...
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How to solve 503 issue

I'm participating in a web project. It's a Joomla web page and it's gained a lot of visitors in the past months. Actually we are receiving donations each year to pay site's hosting and domain. The ...
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How to test the speed of a page that is guarded behind login page?

For public page, I can use pingdom.com to calculate the response time/uptime of a page over a certain period of time. However, pingdom cannot time the response time of a webpage guarded behind a ...
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Connection speed for a website from UK to Australia

I need to open a website only for Australian customers. The fact is that our provider's servers are all housed in the UK. What do you suggest is better? Leaving our website in the UK? Or buy a ...
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Define page load time

Google Analytics reports our site to have an average page load time of about 4.5-6 seconds. Naturally, this sounds as a concern. However, we never see these page load times when the page is ...
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When is a page considered loaded by search engines so I can enhance it without a page-speed penalty?

I'm working on a website that has some high quality images that need to load. Of course, my goal is to get the site to load as quickly as possible so we don't slow down the user experience and I don't ...
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http requests, using sprites and file sizes -

Hi all I'm in the process of finding out all about sprites and how they can speed up your pages. So I've used spriteMe to create a overall sprite image which is 130kb, this is made up of 14 images ...
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Benchmark for website speed optimization

I working on website speed optimization. I mostly used 3 tools for analyzing speed of optimization. Speed analyzing Tools: Google pagespeed tool Yslow Firefox extenstion Web Page Performance Test ...
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Strategies for very fast delivery of webpages

I run a website Cucumbertown with an initial pay load of nearly 9KB zipped. All my js is delayed loaded with requirejs and modernizer is the only exception. Now all my webpages are Nginx cached ...
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Page Load Time - “Waiting on…” taking ages. What part of page request process is hung?

I have a new cluster site running on Magento that's on a development server that is made up of 2 x web servers and 1 x database server. I have optimized the site in all areas I know (gzip, increasing ...
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images based website speed

I have a wordpress site which 90% is based on images. I've installed Wp-Super-Cache, now it seems to load a little bit faster. I've made a speed test on Pingdom Tools: Page size 4.7MB Load time ...
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If something can be achieved using CSS or JavaScript, which will render faster? [closed]

I have two working solutions for hover navigation that I've built. One solution uses JS, one use CSS. My question is, assuming a browser is JS-enabled, which solution will work faster? I'll most ...
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Why am I getting domainpark.cgi being called from my website?

I used to test my site on www.exampleone.com and now I have moved to the real domain www.realdomain.com now and www.exampleone.com is now parked by 1and1 (default). Now when I test to see which ...
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ads are killing my page speed

What are others doing to mitigate the horror that is the slow speed of running ads on their sites? I don't do direct sales of ads & rely on third parties like rubicon, openx, etc. served through ...
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What is recommended minimum object size for gzip performance benefits?

I'm working on improving page speed display times, and one of the methods is to gzip content from the webserver. Google recommends: Note that gzipping is only beneficial for larger resources. Due ...
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Loading main javascript on every page? Or breaking it up to relevant pages?

I have a 700kb decompressed JS file which is loaded on every page. Before I had 12 javascript files on each page but to reduce http requests I compressed them all into 1 file. This file is ~130kb ...
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Make blogger load faster

I use Blogger as a platform for an electronic music blog. Because of the thematics of the blog I embed many iframes (Youtube & Soundcloud). Of course this makes the articles load slowly. Almost ...
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Website speed issues

I am developing a website however i have noticed speed issues, i am not sure whether is due to the location of the server. I am not a guru when it comes to performance or speed issues, but according ...
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Parallel downloading of JavaScript files on page load

Below is a quote from one of the Yahoo performance pages: While a script is downloading, however, the browser won't start any other downloads, even on different hostnames. When I look at page ...
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Parsing google site speed in analytics

I'm having a hard time making heads or tails of the Site Speed graphs in Google Analytics. Our site speed is fluctuating wildly from month to month, despite a large sample (the report is "based on ...
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Leverage browser caching on GitHub pages

After using Google's PageSpeed Insights for my site [ http://flashmallach.github.com ] the biggest error I'm still coming up w/ is leveraging browser caching. I found some solutions that suggest using ...
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How important is it to be W3C complaint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HTML validation: is it worth it? How important is to be W3C complaint. Currently I have 27 errors reported by W3C validator. Is that ok or I need to reduce the error ...
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DNS takes too long to resolve

I have a site and its load time needs improvement. When I monitor it, the DNS takes too long to resolve. Pls see the results here: ...
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Php profiling on production server or other options [closed]

Alright I need some help here. I am commonly asked to speed up certain sections of some websites that I program for. I have yet to be able to figure out how to use a good php diagnosis/profiling ...
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What's an acceptable “Avg. Page Load Time”?

Is there any industry rule of thumb for what's considered an unacceptable load time v. an OK one v. a blistering fast one? We're just reviewing some Google Analytics data and getting 0.74 Avg. Page ...
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DNS lookup when using a CDN

Using a CDN can vastly improve the load time of a website. I been thinking of using it to host all my external files like CSS, JS, Images, Videos etc. However I was thinking when linking to a CDN, ...
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Resizing the images for faster page load

I was checking my sites page load time. I saw that I could improve it by reducing the size of the images which were getting resized by css. Now I wanted to ask if resizing the images is worth the page ...
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last-modified/etags - to include or not?

Google's PageSpeed plugin suggests that a website should include Last-Modified and ETag headers: Specify a cache validator "Resources that do not specify a cache validator cannot be refreshed ...
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Determine web page draw time via a program

Google Chrome has a nice tool to determine the time the page begins drawing, in the Network tab in Developer Tools. Similarly sites like webpagetest.org can tell you the draw time and give you the ...
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Prepare website for heavy traffic

A site of mine is going to be featured on a very popular tech blog. I already upgraded my server to handle the traffic. What other things should I be prepared for?
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How do I modify the HTTP headers?

Google page speed rank demands me to set an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers, by changing the "Expires" and "Cache-Control: max-age". The site is hosted on a hosting company (not in ...
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Effect on SEO of lazy scrolling on HTML comments

I am thinking about using a JS script that lazy loads HTML when scrolling ( http://ivorycity.com/blog/2011/04/19/jquery-lazy-loader-load-html-and-images-on-scroll/). I am not too sure about whether ...
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Tool to check resource load order

Is there a tool I can show clients that will take a page's HTML and show: a) the order in which external resources will load, b) which resources are blocked on other resources being downloaded? For ...
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Speeding up website“speed”?

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on one of our websites (who doesn't?). One of the thing that strikes us is the "page speed" tab. It shows that our website takes on average 5.69 seconds to ...
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How to diagnose slow loading web pages?

Pages at my domain sometimes load very slow. The domain is registered at 101domain, server is in Europe. Reply from 91.185.209.164: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=60 Reply from 91.185.209.164: bytes=32 ...
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Page Speed Online vs Chrome Extension

In optimizing a content blog of mine with the goal of achieving the highest page speed score possible for obvious reasons (user experience, SEO, etc..), the results I'm obtaining are throwing me for a ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Why site performance graph goes up and down, even if the site has never changed?

This is my site 7 months graph from Google Webmaster Tools site performance util. As you can see the graph goes up and down, with big differences: less than 1 second up to 5 sec. Since I never ...
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Best practices when loading images for improving page loading speed

I am working on optimizing a page's loading speed. Here are some analytics: Notice how the images, although only accounting for 65% of the total size (1.1MB), are by far the slowest loading ...
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How can I replicate Google Page Speed's lossless image compression as part of my workflow?

I love that Google's Page Speed is able to losslessly compress a lot of my images, but I'd love to make it part of my workflow, prior to uploading a site and making it live. Is there anything I can ...
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Page Speed Optimization Questions: defer parsing and specifying a char set?

Continuing to optimized a web site, I'm using Chrome's Dev Tool add-on for Page Speed. I've been able to do a good bit of performance tuning thanks to its suggestions, but these two have me ...
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Tool to analyze page loads

I have this CI app that shows an interminable loading process. I want to know what chunk of the page is causing this. Now I am using Firebug with Google PageSpeed and YSlow. Is there something more ...
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Does url length have any impact on page load speed?

Our site has been doing fairly well in terms of load speed and so I don't want this to bring that down as a slower page load speed impacts SEO visits.
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Question about web hosting speed

I started using a VPS with HostGator not long ago, they have 9 levels of VPS and I started out with level 3. I'm testing a page on the website and it doesn't take too long to load, something like 2 ...
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Is it normal to have some huge anomolies in Google Analytics site speed tracking?

I've recently started using the new _trackPageLoadTime function in Google Analytics to measure page load times. However, I have noticed a few pages appear with a huge "Average Load Time". One page is ...
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Two URL CDNs are better than one for SEO and Speed?

For example, my URL is: www.site.com For SEO, PageSpeed and Server Tweaking for ultimate performance, and speed, my code places static files like JavaScript, CSS and Images on my CDN: ...