Google launches Page Speed ‚Äč‚Äčonline and Chrome plugin

Launched in 2009 as an add-on for Firefox, Page Speed ‚Äč‚Äčis a free code project from Google that helps developers to optimize web pages and improve their access speed.

‚ÄúPage Speed ‚Äč‚Äčautomatically offers compressed images that can be used immediately on your website. The technology is also able to identify problems with JavaScript and snippets of CSS that are not in use to display elements of the page, which helps to considerably reduce the loading and display time for users ‚ÄĚ, explained the company.

In Chrome, Page Speed ‚Äč‚Äčcan be installed in this way: go to ‚Äúabout: flags‚ÄĚ (type in the address bar) and activate the option ‚ÄúExperimental extension APIs‚ÄĚ. After restarting the browser, it is necessary to install an additional add-on through from this link.

Google informs that over 1 million users currently use Page Speed.

Update: Google has also released a version of Page Speed ‚Äč‚Äčthat can be used directly by Google Labs, without the need for a supplement.