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Website load Speed From over 50 locations worldwide

Loads.in – see how fast your website loads in a real browser from over 50 locations worldwide.

With loads.in online application you can easily check your site with real browsers and with snapshots and waterfall charts for each check. Choose from Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer or FireFox browser profiles.

For each subsequent check you can choose a specific location and browser profile,  and download the timing results in the Http Archive (HAR) format.

Loads.in - Check your website load speed

25 Online CSS Compressors to Optimize Your CSS Code

CSS Compressors  – CSS Optimizers

One of the most important thing when developing websites is page loading speed, to load as quickly as possible, especially in the case of large websites with lots of CSS code where faster loading means increased usability and user satisfaction.

CSS Compression tools improves your load time performance by removing comments from code, placing each command in one single line, removing unneeded ‘white space’ characters like space, new line, and tab to reduce its size.

Keep in mind, if you really want to optimize website performance, after the development stage, you should go further with CSS sprites, minifying JavaScript, gzip compression and caching your files.

Try out these online CSS optimization tools, some of them also offer JavaScript compression, and see how they can  speed up website response time and save your bandwidth as well.

Online CSS Compression Tools

1. cssdrive.com CSS Compressor – comes in 2 modes: Normal and Advanced. You can choose from three levels of compression. The ‘Normal’ mode should work well in most cases, creating a good balance between the two.

cssdrive CSS compressor

2. Clean CSS – CSS Formatter and Optimiser based on csstidy available in English, German and French.

cleancss - css formater and optimizer

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Test Your Website Loading Time – WebPageTest

WebPageTest.org – online tool to measure website loading time – performance of your web pages from different geographical locations (US, UK, NL, DE, China,New Zealand).

Tool measure loading time in 2 runs, on the first and second visit (good to see if your caching works good). At the end of test you’ll get detailed results about compressions, caching, CSS, JS,  …

Test website loading speed

In detailed optimization results you can see what optimization steps you failed at, some graphs, optimization checklist, etc.

P.S. Another similar online tools mentioned before at V-B Magazine,  GTMetrix – web site speed analyzer and Load Impact – Web Site Stress Test.

Analize Website Speed with GTmetrix – Free Online Tool

GTmetrixFree online web site speed analyzer uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s speed and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues.

Concerned about your site’s speed, how fast is your page load time? At April 09, 2010, Google has announced they are using page speed in their ranking algorithm.

While site speed is a new signal, it doesn’t carry as much weight as the relevance of a page.

A faster and more responsive website will keep your visitors more engaged and focused on your content, rather than waiting for scripts and images to load.

Once signed up, you can view the past tests ran to compare with the current results. There is also a GTmetrix bookmarklet to test any page performance easily.