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Welcome to the wonderful world of web performance!

Welcome to sitespeed.io, the comprehensive web performance tool designed for everyone passionate about web speed. Whether you're a developer, a site owner, or just someone curious about website performance, sitespeed.io offers a powerful yet user-friendly way to analyze and optimize your website.

What is sitespeed.io?

sitespeed.io is more than just a tool; it's a complete solution for measuring, monitoring, and improving your website's performance. Built with simplicity and efficiency in mind, it enables you to:

  • Test Websites Using Real Browsers: Simulate real user interactions and conditions to get accurate performance data.
  • Speed Optimization Feedback: Get detailed insights into your website's construction and discover opportunities for enhancing speed.
  • Track Performance Over Time: Monitor changes and trends in your website's performance to stay ahead of potential issues.

Use cases on when to use sitespeed.io.

  • Web performance audit: Run performance tests from your terminal.
  • Continuous Integration: Detect web performance regressions early in the development cycle.
  • Production Monitoring: Monitor performance in production and get alerted on regressions.

Why Choose sitespeed.io?

  • Open Source and Community-Driven: Built and maintained by a community, ensuring continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Versatile and Extensible: Whether you're running a simple blog or a complex e-commerce site, sitespeed.io adapts to your needs.
  • Seamless Integration: Easily incorporate sitespeed.io into your development workflow, continuous integration systems, and monitoring setups.

Dive Into Our Documentation

We've put countless hours into our documentation to help you get the most out of sitespeed.io. From installation guides to advanced usage scenarios, our documentation is a treasure trove of information and tips.

Installation

Getting started with sitespeed.io is straightforward. You can install it using Docker or NodeJS, depending on your preference and setup. Follow these simple steps to begin optimizing your website's performance.

Docker

Using Docker is the easiest way to get started with sitespeed.io, especially if you don't want to handle dependencies manually. Run the following command to use sitespeed.io in a Docker container:

docker run --rm -v "$(pwd)":/sitespeed.io sitespeedio/sitespeed.io https://www.sitespeed.io/

This command pulls the latest sitespeed.io Docker image and runs a test on the sitespeed.io website. The -v "$(pwd)":/sitespeed.io part mounts the current directory into the container, allowing you to easily access test results.

NodeJS

If you prefer installing sitespeed.io as an npm package, ensure you have NodeJS installed on your system. Then, install sitespeed.io globally using npm:

npm i -g sitespeed.io

After installation, you can start using sitespeed.io by running:

sitespeed.io https://www.example.com

Replace https://www.example.com with the URL you wish to test. Note that using NodeJS might require additional dependencies like FFmpeg and Python. Detailed installation instructions for these dependencies can be found here.

Choose the method that best suits your environment and get ready to dive into web performance optimization with sitespeed.io!

Usage

sitespeed.io is tailored to be user-friendly, making web performance testing accessible regardless of your technical expertise. Here's a straightforward guide to help you begin your web performance optimization journey.

Basic Usage

To start testing your website, simply run sitespeed.io with the URL of the site you want to analyze. For example:

sitespeed.io https://www.example.com --browser chrome -n 5

This command tests https://www.example.com using Chrome and performs 5 iterations of the test. This approach helps in obtaining a more accurate median performance measurement by testing the site multiple times.

Advanced Configuration

sitespeed.io offers a wide range of configuration options to tailor the tests to your specific needs. You can specify different browsers, adjust connectivity settings, and much more. For a comprehensive list of all available options, visit our configuration documentation.

Additionally, for a quick overview of all command-line options, you can run:

sitespeed.io --help

This command displays all the available flags and settings you can use with sitespeed.io, helping you fine-tune your performance testing to fit your unique requirements.

Whether you're running a quick check or a detailed analysis, sitespeed.io provides the flexibility and power you need to deeply understand and improve your website's performance.

Mobile Performance Testing

In today's mobile-first world, ensuring your website performs optimally on smartphones and tablets is crucial. With sitespeed.io, you can simulate and analyze the performance of your website on mobile devices, helping you understand and improve the user experience for mobile audiences.

Why Test on Mobile?

  • User Experience: A significant portion of web traffic comes from mobile devices. Testing on mobile ensures your site is optimized for these users.
  • Search Engine Ranking: Search engines like Google prioritize mobile-friendly websites in their search results.
  • Performance Insights: Mobile devices have different performance characteristics than desktops, such as CPU limitations and network variability.

How sitespeed.io Helps

  • Real Browser Testing: Simulate mobile browsers to get accurate performance data as experienced by real users.
  • Device-Specific Metrics: Gain insights into how your site performs on different mobile devices and networks.
  • Responsive Design Analysis: Test how well your site adapts to various screen sizes and orientations.

Getting Started

To start testing your website’s mobile performance, you need to setup your mobile phone for testing. We got documentation for setting up your Android phone and iOS.

When your setup is ready, you can run tests on your Android phone.

sitespeed.io https://www.example.com --android

Examples

sitespeed.io provides insightful HTML reports that help you visualize and understand your website's performance. Here are some examples to illustrate what you can achieve:

Summary Report

Here's an example of a summary report in HTML, offering a comprehensive overview of your site's performance metrics:

Summary Report

This report includes key performance indicators like load times, page size, and request counts, giving you a quick snapshot of your site’s overall health.

Individual Page Report

For more detailed analysis, here's an individual page report:

Individual Page Report

This report dives deeper into a single page's performance, providing metrics on aspects like scripting, rendering, and network activity, crucial for pinpointing specific areas of improvement.

Performance Monitoring Dashboard

To monitor your website’s performance over time, check out our live setup at dashboard.sitespeed.io, which integrates sitespeed.io with Graphite and Grafana.

Metrics in Graphite/Grafana

Collected metrics from a URL visualized in Graphite/Grafana:

Graphite/Grafana Metrics

This setup allows for continuous tracking of performance, helping you identify trends and potential issues.

Trends in Grafana

Trends over time in Grafana provide a long-term view of your site's performance:

Grafana Trends

With these insights, you can make informed decisions about optimizations and track the impact of changes you make.

Video Performance Analysis

For visual feedback, sitespeed.io can generate videos, making it easier to see how your site loads in real-time. Here's an sample video:

Video Analysis

Video analysis is most easily done using Docker and offers a unique perspective on user experience, highlighting areas that need attention.

Contributing

We welcome contributions from the community! Whether you're fixing a bug, adding a feature, or improving documentation, your help is valuable. Here’s how you can contribute:

  1. Create an Issue: Create an issue and discuss with us how to implement the issue.
  2. Fork and Clone: Fork the repository and clone it locally.
  3. Create a Branch: Create a new branch for your feature or bug fix.
  4. Develop: Make your changes. Ensure you adhere to the coding standards and write tests if applicable.
  5. Test: Run tests to ensure everything works as expected.
  6. Submit a Pull Request: Push your changes to your fork and submit a pull request to the main repository.

Before contributing, please read our CONTRIBUTING.md for more detailed information on how to contribute.

Reporting Issues

Found a bug or have a feature request? Please use the GitHub Issues to report them. Be sure to check existing issues to avoid duplicates.

Community and Support

Join our community! Whether you need help, want to share your experience, or discuss potential improvements, there are several ways to get involved:

We're excited to have you in our community and look forward to your contributions and interactions!

License

The MIT License (MIT).

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