We are much awaiting for Page Speed Extension for Google chrome from past few months. Now it’s available in 40 languages. Page Speed is a good extension which clearly explains you technically what areas need to optimize to make your site faster.
Here are the detailed instructions to Install Page Speed for Chrome
I feel comfortable using it on Firefox till now. Let’s see whether I will shift to chrome or not. Based on my experience I always used to get the following areas to optimize for my clients websites.
- Optimize images
- Minify HTML
- Minify CSS
- Enable compression
- Combine images into CSS sprites
- Minimize DNS lookups
- Leverage browser caching
- Specify image dimensions
- Combine external CSS
Page Speed Extension Observations:
I have checked with few domains and found different scores for same domain in Firefox and Chrome. Here is the list.
Domain Firefox Score Chrome Score
Google.com 96/100 94/100
Yahoo.com 86/100 84/100
Bing.com 95/100 95/100
AOL.com 86/100 80/100
Chrome is giving less or equal score compared to Firefox. If you have any observations, suggestions feel free to comment.