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List of Free Site Performance Tools

Posted: May 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: IIS & HTTP, Web Speed and Performance | Tags: , , , ,

If you are a site owner, webmaster or a web author, here are some free tools that you can use to evaluate and improve the speed of your site:

Firefox / Firebug Add-ons: 

  • YSlow, a free tool from Yahoo! that suggests ways to improve website speed.
  • Page Speed, a free tool from Google that evaluates the performance of web pages and gives suggestions for improvement.
  • Hammerhead – a free tool to measure the load time of web pages.

 Online Testing: 

Development Tools:

  • CSS Sprite Generator – Generates a CSS sprite out of a number of images.
  • Smush It – Online tool that allows you to upload images for lossless compression and optimization. Provides a report of bytes saved and downloads a zip file containing the optimized versions of the files.

 Additional Script:

  • In Google Webmaster Tools, Labs > Site Performance shows the speed of your website as experienced by users around the world.

 Looking for more free tools? Check out Google’s list.

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