Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Webslug: The hot or not of website performance tools

Category: Performance

Kimble Young has created Webslug, the “hot or not of website performance.”

It was inspired by webwait but lets you compare the load times of sites and records every performance test for later analysis like browser used, country of origin, top competitors etc.

For example, comparing reddit to Digg:


It is useful to compare versions of your own site, too.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:26 am

3.5 rating from 23 votes


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I don’t think it’s a very appropriate system. The reason I am saying this is because, once the site is cached in a browser, you can continuously “battle” it against other sites that are not cached yet resulting in one website to win every time.

Also, if you compare one site with the same site, it loses and wins(over itself), this seemed to me like a bug. :p

Comment by d3x — July 9, 2008

It would be interesting for the tests to include cached and non-cached versions for actual network loading and local loading (scripts and stylesheets).

Comment by matanlurey — July 9, 2008

I find it more interesting that the same company offers websnapr, that allows you to create thumbnails of sites … which browsers do you think generates these thumbnails? I’d be very surprised if some, or all, the thumbnails are generated by visitors to webslug.

Comment by MorganRoderick — July 9, 2008

for website performance better check Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool

Comment by Claypl — July 9, 2008

Very useful site. Surely d3x and matanlurey could clear the browser cache before they do the load time test on sites. It’s simple enough!

Comment by margthetechie — July 10, 2008

Cool! is actually a Rails app, I’ve been wanting to get stats on it since launch. One day!

Comment by Michael Mahemoff — July 10, 2008

Good, it gives the fact .. i have tested few sites in it … great thanks.,


Comment by Loganathan — July 10, 2008

A few years ago I was working for a telephony company and the VP kept on harassing us on how fast/slow our site was taking to load. He kept on saying how much faster our competitors site was but really didn’t have concrete data to back it up.

I wish this site existed back then, it’s very useful.

Comment by justanothertechguy — July 16, 2008

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