Tips To Measure Website Front-end Performance


Speaking of optimization becomes a non-existence process among the new-age web designers. Anyhow, web designers who have been in business for decade don’t understand the importance of site optimization.

Source Checking and MetricsBelow, Some Of The Useful Tips Are Listed To Measure The Front-End Website Performance:

HTTP Requests
Each time when the website loads, an HTTP request is sent to the remote server. This type of data transfer is known as network protocol used specifically to distribute and store plain text files. It includes basic front-end codes such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

HTTP Requests

Once the request sent, the browser will parse each page element. Based upon the parsing engine, the loading of each website will be different and elements appear in varying order as per the transfer speeds.

Just consider how long the request time takes for each file load. It’s the browser job to load the page element with other files in the memory.

Remedies to Site Performance
You are not the only one in the field of web development and front-end optimization. For an effective web development & front-end optimization, proper customization of tools is required.

Site Performance

For this, Google has launched a project named “Page Speed” developed to help the web developers to optimize their website and check the higher level of page load performance. Actually, the project started as an open source firebug add-on.

Another option is Yahoo!’s YSlow add-on. It analyzes each page request and suggests the most common ways to improve performance. It is based on Yahoo! Developers resource for best optimization practices in web design.

Speed Techniques
Simple tricks and techniques can be applied to the website to speed-up your performance. The best tricks and techniques to increase the page speed is you can separate the CSS and JavaScript files. Usually, CSS and JavaScript code belongs to the header of the document. So the browser takes some time to recognize the CSS and JavaScript code and loads till all images, scripts and styles are uploaded.

Speed Techniques

File Size Compression
Large file compressions become very popular nowadays. File compression can be done to reduce the loading speed of web pages and keep the file sizes very low. Most of the web development company works with tools to compress the file sizes. Plenty of free web services are available to minimize the file sizes like CSS compression, JavaScript compressor, Image Compression and so on.

File Size Compression

Source Checking and Metrics
Source checking, this is a usual practice often a web developer emphasize in a project. By analyzing all the web page elements, you can come up with an idea about source checking and metrics. The most popular tool used in firefox browser is Mozilla Firebug Plug-In.

Source Checking and Metrics

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