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View Full Version : mod_pagespeed? anyone know anything?



teedoff
11-08-2010, 03:05 PM
Just got some articles on a new program google has been working on called mod_pagespeed. I was wondering if anyone had heard of it or was using it yet? Also I think from what I understand, this is an Apache module at the moment. Is there any plans for something similar for IIS?

MattF
11-08-2010, 04:37 PM
The only Page-speed I know of is the one they have plugins for with Firefox and such. Client side jobbie similar to Yahoo's Yslow.

http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/


Edit: Just checked. Looks like they have made an Apache module too:

http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/module.html

teedoff
11-08-2010, 05:35 PM
http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/11/03/google-unveils-new-tool-for-faster-web

check that link out. I was just wondering of they would support IIS, since my site is a CF application and therefore uses IIS. Didn;t know if anyone here had heard of it.

MattF
11-08-2010, 05:49 PM
I'd be very surprised if they created anything for IIS. Most people would like to see the back of that crap, not encourage its use. :D

Anyhows, you don't really need any module. All that will be doing is optimisations on content, (optimising images, merging and minifying JS and CSS files), sending proper caching/expires headers for fairly static content, putting CSS and JS script links in the head and foot areas respectively etc. There's nothing it will do which you can't do separately. Install Firefox with the Page-speed and Yslow addons and you'll soon see the types of thing it will be doing, because it will tally up generally to the suggestions given from those tools.

Basically, optimise and cache content is what it primarily boils down to.


Edit: If you read these pages:

http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/rules_intro.html
http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/filters.html

that'll give you a good indication of what you need do to achieve the same type of functionality. Personally, from what I've seen of page-speed so far, you'd be better off implementing your own methods anyhow. Last I checked, for example, their html compacting "suggestions" broke strict doctypes with a vengeance. I think I even filed a bug report over that one, (not with their Apache plugin but with the user side tools).

teedoff
11-08-2010, 06:00 PM
Cool I'll download those firefox tools and try them out. Thanks for the tips!



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