Load Times Tools

As I've been working on optimization and caching recently, and a colleague asked me what I'd use to test page load times, I thought I'd share a few of the tools I've found around the place.

 1.  http://web-sniffer.net/

A fantastic tool for just viewing header information.  My previous post shows an output from this tool.

2. http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/

Web site analysis and page weights.  This will tell you your over all site payload.

3.  http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt

A very pretty way of showing how heavy each element in a site is, and how long it took to come down.  It'll also show you a hierarchical view that helps establish which pages are being downloaded and in what order.

With these tools you can effectively find out whats slowing down your web site (or sharepoint site).

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