Website Performance Tools and CDNs

Extensions and Tools

This article will provide some useful website performance tools.

  1. Pingdom Website Speed Test
  2. WebPageTest – Test a website’s performance

It should go without saying that you need to test your website’s performance. When you run these tests you’ll most likely be recommended to do the following:

  • Fix broken HTML.
  • Minify Javascript files and append them at the bottom of the page.
  • Minify CSS files.
  • Shrink or otherwise optimize Images.

You can either do all of the performance tweaks yourself or look into some content delivery network (CDN) options.

The tests will also reveal the speed and a few other metrics you can discover on your own. Check it out!