Insider Software has released a new tool which allows web masters to help optimize their sites for maximum performance and loading times. SpaceAgent works with both hand generated code as well as HTML created by editors such as GoLive and Dreamweaver. According to Insider Software:
Insider Software today announced the immediate availability of SpaceAgent, a Windows and Macintosh utility for webmasters and site designers that typically makes web pages load 50 percent faster. In seconds, SpaceAgent optimizes graphic images and code written by web-page creation tools, eliminating extraneous information from GIF files, JPEG images, and HTML, XML, XHTML and CSS code. The resulting, smaller pages download faster, render more quickly, save precious bandwidth and reduce web server loads.
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL WEB CREATION TOOLS:
Insider SpaceAgent optimizes manually created HMTL code as well as code written by Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe GoLive, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Allaire HomeSite and other web-page creation tools.
SIMPLE ONE-STEP WEB SITE OPTIMIZATION:
To optimize their web sites, users simply drag a web page or a folder into the SpaceAgent window. In seconds, SpaceAgent writes the new optimized code wherever users specify, leaving the original code unmodified.
DRAMATIC INCREASES IN PAGE PRESENTATION TIMES:
Insider SpaceAgent includes graphics optimizers that typically compress both GIF and JPEG graphics files by 30% without losing detail or changing web-page appearance. Because the pages must be processed by multiple systems, including web servers, networks and usersi browsers, SpaceAgent speeds presentation times by even greater percentages.
SpaceAgent is available for US$69.95. You can find more information at the Insider Software web site.