With all the talk recently about load speed becoming a consideration in Google’s ranking of websites, it’s kind of interesting to see the Exceptional Performance team at Yahoo! come out this week with Boomerang, a cool app that will report back to you on users’ perception of how long it takes your site to load on their browsers.
It looks easy to set up on your site and, once installed, it will send back data that will enable you to judge more accurately when a page becomes “usable” to an end user. Various scenarios are included, all of which gives you some insight into areas of your pages or site that may not be operating as efficiently as it appears to you from your point of view and within the parameters your computer setup operates.
If you want more info, all the details are available here on the functionality as well as instructions on how to implement.