GTmetrix Tools: A Good Way to Improve Your Website SEO

Speed matters.

Studies show that users leave a site if it hasn’t loaded in 4 seconds; keep your users happy and engaged by providing a fast performing website!

GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues.

As if you didn’t need more incentive, Google has announced that they are using page speed in their ranking algorithm.


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Using The Pingdom Full Page Test Tool

Are your web pages loading too slowly? One of the coolest web tools I’ve played with is the Pingdom Full Page Test tool. If you head on over to their webpage, you can input in your url, and the tool will simulate how your page is loaded in a web browswer. It will load all your HTML, CSS, Javascript, RSS, and Flash and give you the size and load times for each.

The tool gives you a nice graphical display of the various elements on your page. On the left hand side is a timeline which shows the load time of each object. On the right is the size of a particular element. Results can be sorted by a variety of factors, including load order and load time.

 

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Prevent Firefox from Hogging Memory When Minimized

In our latest browser speed tests, I half-heartedly complained that Firefox eats up memory over long periods of use. Our lovely, helpful commenters pointed out that there is, indeed, a tweak to help with that.

It’s important to note that this about:config tweak doesn’t actually change how Firefox uses (and hoards) memory over actual use. For the purposes of
user speed, then, it’s not much change. But while Windows can normally grab memory back from applications that are minimized, Firefox prevents that and keeps all the memory it acquired during your multi-tab wanderings—unless you enable this tweak, which some have claimed also makes Firefox scale down the big memory pile it had going upon re-focusing.

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What is Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a Web Browser like Internet Explorer, Opera, or Google Chrome. Its advantage is that is fast, faster than Internet Explorer, its security is very good, flagging lots of dangerous sites and blocking those sites from accessing your computer, the real good thing about it however, is that there are LOTS of add-ons for it, allowing you to completely customise Firefox, there are more add-ons for firefox than any other web browser, from ad-blockers to javascript-blockers, from toolbars to password rememberers, security add-ons, blogging add-ons, and much more! My favourite ones are No-Script, a way to stop javascript from operating, and therefore lots of viruses, ads and spyware on dangerous, or annoying sites, though you can allow the ones that are good such as videos and games.


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Notepad++ 5.9.3 Release

Notepad++ v5.9.3 is available here:
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v5.9.3.html

2 new features added in this release.

To view the source code, in general, programers need more height space than width space. The vertical file swicher might be a remedy of the mainstream widescreen monitor. User can hide the tabs and manage the file swicher as sidebar. All of these are configurable in the preferences dialog (in General tab).

The Recent File List can be set in a submenu in this version and it is totally customizable. You can define your preference in Preference Dialog, under “New Document / Default Directory” tab.

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Notepad++ is a free source code editor

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.

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