SpaceAgent 2.5 Makes Web Pages Load and Render Over 30% Faster
November 13, 2000 [Carlsbad, California] Insider Software today announced
the release of SpaceAgent 2.5, which improves the website optimizer’s power
enhancements add to SpaceAgent’s powerful arsenal of web site optimizing
capabilities. In addition, the new version brings a free functional demo
mode to the SpaceAgent website optimizer product family.
NEW FULL-FEATURED DEMO VERSION
Insider offers a free demo version of SpaceAgent that lets designers, web
professionals, webmasters optimize a web page at a time to test how
SpaceAgent speeds up their sites. After buying the full version, users can
simply drop an entire folder onto the SpaceAgent icon and it optimizes
every page and image contained in the folder’s hierarchy.
2.5 removes comments, white space, unneeded data, redundant tags, and
browsers to render web pages faster and allows script language interpreters
to parse and run scripts more efficiently. SpaceAgent’s new capability
brings optimizing-compiler benefits to interpreted scripting languages such
Normally, scripting and markup language processors simply run non-optimized
code, thereby slowing down the execution and rendering process.
SIMPLE ONE-STEP WEB SITE OPTIMIZATION
To optimize their web sites, users simply drop a web page or a folder
containing a web site onto the SpaceAgent window. In seconds, SpaceAgent
writes the new optimized code wherever users specify, leaving the original
“There are low-end web tools that compress graphics and those that compress
HTML, but many of them break pages routinely and only do basic
optimizations”, commented Insider president Rio Sabadicci. “The new
SpaceAgent intelligently handles whatever web code and images you throw at
it and achieves the maximum compression while faithfully maintaining the
page’s appearance. After SpaceAgent optimizes the code and graphics, any
web site is noticeably faster.”
NEW VERSION SUPPORTS ALL TYPES OF TEXT FILES SpaceAgent 2.5 also adds the
ability to optimize any web page text file, not just those with standard
filetype identifiers such as .htm. Therefore, the new version enhances
support for .js, .jss, .XML, .rml, .incl, .asp, .txt, .inc, .cfm, .ssi and
other web page text files.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Insider SpaceAgent 2.5 is available for both Windows and Macintosh and can
be downloaded immediately from Insider’s web site at
www.insidersoftware.com/spaceagent/. Users can download the free demo
version of SpaceAgent that optimizes one web page at a time and provides
overall site optimization statistics. The full version of SpaceAgent is
$249.95 US and is backed by an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee.
For additional information about SpaceAgent, users can send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-700-6340 or +1-760-804-9900.
Insider SpaceAgent requires four megabytes of memory to run, two megabytes
of disk space, plus enough disk space to store optimized web pages as users
create them. It is built for PCs running Windows 95, 98, me, NT and 2000,
as well as Power Macintosh and iMac computers running MacOS 7.6 or later.
ABOUT INSIDER SPACEAGENT
Insider SpaceAgent is a Windows and Macintosh utility for web
professionals, designers, and webmasters that optimizes graphic images and
code, eliminating extraneous information from GIF files, JPEG images, and
HTML, XML, XHTML and CSS code. It optimizes manually created HTML code as
well as code written by Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe GoLive, Macromedia
DreamWeaver, Allaire HomeSite and other web-page creation tools. The
resulting, smaller pages download and render over 30% faster, save precious
bandwidth and reduce web server loads.
ABOUT INSIDER SOFTWARE
Insider Software, founded in 1993 and based in Carlsbad, California,
creates web and system management software that makes computers run better.
In addition to Insider SpaceAgent, Insider also produces Insider FontAgent,
the leading Macintosh font maintenance and repair utility, and Insider
UpdateAgent, which updates all the software on a Macintosh in two clicks.