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 - 8:29am
Anonymous

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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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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