Following last year’s preview, Google has just released version 2.0 of its PageSpeed Insights Chrome extension, which helps Web developers discover different aspects of their sites that may be slowing pages to a crawl.

According to Google, PageSpeed Insights is able to analyze “all aspects of the page load, including resources, network, DOM, and the timeline.” The extension integrates right into Chrome’s buit-in Developer Tools, and has the potential to save a lot of time for the collective users of popular sites. On the Web, speed is everything.

From Libo Song and Bryan McQuade of Google:

Using technologies like Native Client, PageSpeed Insights is able to run the open-source PageSpeed Insights SDK securely and with the performance of native code. Leveraging the Insights SDK enables the Chrome extension to automatically optimize the images, CSS, JavaScript and HTML resources on your web page and provide versions of those resources that you can easily deploy on your website.

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It’s hard to argue against a tool that helps us keep the Web moving, and it’s likely that one of the reasons why Google is releasing this tool is to help keep developers happy with Chrome as their go-to browser. For more, check out the link below and see it for yourself:

➤ PageSpeed Insights for Chrome