web page speed test & recon

23 07 2010

I was looking for tools to test webpage load speeds, and found these ones from pingdom & site-perf. I use pingdom for monitoring uptimes & its great, it emails me once a month with a summary of downtimes.

These tools test website load times, which is cool – but it also gives you a visual of each object loaded, its size & speed – this is VERY useful when investigating pages – showing all the objects (javascripts / css / images etc).

These ones might prove useful in recon of public accessible websites & also for testing access to pages you manage.

How it works

Response time exampleThe Full Page Test loads a complete HTML page including all objects (images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes). It mimics the way a page is loaded in a web browser.

The load time of all objects is shown visually with time bars.

You can view the list of objects either in load order or as a hierarchy. The hierarchy view allows you to see which objects are linked to in for example a CSS file.

Every test also shows general statistics about the loaded page such as the total number of objects, total load time, and size including all objects.

Note: This version doesn’t load objects included in JavaScripts. We have also put a limit on the number and size of the objects that are loaded (to prevent the tool from downloading movies, for example).

via Pingdom Tools Full Page Test.

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via Site-Perf.com – Know all about your site performance.