updated 10:50 am EDT, Wed August 6, 2008
RAGE WebCrusher 1.0 ships
RAGE has released the first version of WebCrusher, a code optimizer for web developers. The tool aims to improve load times for website visitors, who can sometimes become impatient and leave a site before a page has finished rendering. WebCrusher is said to be particularly concerned with iWeb sites, which can be burdened with slow-loading images and large files in general.
WebCrusher scans both base files and associated images, and attempts to strip out unnecessary code for better performance. It can also reduce the size of graphics, and publish optimized files directly to an appropriate FTP server. The software runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or later and costs $50.