Detecting connection speed / light version of sites

29 Apr 2009 - 2:00am
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Angel Marquez
2008

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29 Apr 2009 - 2:04am
Sharon Greenfield5
2008

Try
http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/

On Apr 28, 2009, at 12:53 PM, anne_gibson at vanguard.com wrote:

>
> I'm looking for any examples you might have of pages that offer a
> "light"
> version of a site or a page, and how it's identified to the users.
> (The
> only examples I've found so far are a: Newegg.com offers a "lite"
> link at
> the bottom of their page and b: If "loading" displays too long on the
> Google Maps page they'll offer an HTML version of the page.)
>
> If coincidentally you've discovered some rock-solid method of
> detecting
> high-speed vs. modem usage, I'd love to hear about that as well!

29 Apr 2009 - 10:24am
Yohan Creemers
2008

Hi Anne,

The only test I can think of, is using JavaScript to measure the
download time of an image.

See the source code of:
http://www.ylab.nl/lab/speedtest.html

This script ignores the overhead of the http-request. So it's no
precise method, but it gives a rough indication.

In a real situation it would be better to measure the download time
of an image you need for the webpage anyhow.

- Yohan

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29 Apr 2009 - 11:02am
Angel Marquez
2008

Google detect connection speed redirect. A bunch of scripts come up.

Depends on your server technology, asp, php, js, etc...

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 29, 2009, at 6:29 AM, anne_gibson at vanguard.com wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who suggested Speakeasy's speed test and the
> speedtest.net site... but these solutions appear to tell me-the-user
> what
> the connection speed of my computer is. I'm looking for a script or
> code
> that we-the-developers can put on our pages to detect the speed at
> which
> our users are connecting to our servers, so we can redirect slow
> connections to lighter weight pages.
>
> thanks!
> anne
>
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