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Lean Websites by Barbara Bermes

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Chapter 3Measuring & Monitoring Performance

Warm Up

In the effort to improve something—be it a website or other product—it helps to be able to measure progress. Without effective measurement, it's hard to determine if something has improved or gotten worse. Fortunately, there are many tools at our disposal for testing and monitoring your website's performance. That's the focus of this chapter.

Measuring Performance

In this section, we'll look at several tools for measuring and monitoring web performance.

HTTP Archive: Tracking Performance Trends

HTTP Archive is a free, online service that crawls the top 1 million Alexa websites to collect data on how these websites are built. You can use it to explore trends such as page sizes, load time, content ...

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