Page Speed Online is a web-based version of the Page Speed plugin, that allows developers to analyze web pages without the need of downloading an extension. Page Speed Online also features a mobile page analysis, which lets developers analyze their mobile sites like they are viewed in a mobile browser, with mobile-specific optimization recommendations. This article shows the new free service in action.
How Page Speed Online Works
Figure 1: Page Speed Results for CNN.com
Clicking on one of the recommendations brings up a detailed screen with recommendations (see Figure 2):
Figure 2: Page Speed Leverage Browser Caching for CNN.com
Page Speed Mobile Performance Analysis
The online version of Page Speed also includes a mobile performance analysis that simulates viewing a mobile site in a mobile browser (page speed automatically follows mobile redirects, acting as a mobile browser). Figure 3 shows the mobile results.
Figure 3: Page Speed Mobile Results for CNN.com
Page Speed online is the web-based version of the Page Speed extension. The online version provides a list of expandable recommentations based on web performance best practices. Unlike the Page Speed
extension, the online
version does not provide a one page report, this would
be a welcome addition to future versions.