website data usage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by canucksfan88, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2007
    hey everyone,

    is there a way or program i can use to see how much data a website uses to fully load?

    im doing a school project to see which websites would be optimized for mobile phones and low bandwidith.

  2. Anawrahta macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Using firefox, you could simply visit whatever website you want to calculate the size of, then click File -> Save Page As...

    Then a box should come up giving you the option to save the Web Page - Complete. Just save that into a folder on your computer, and the size of that folder should give you a pretty good estimate of the bandwidth of one visit to that page. Keep in mind though that there will be some server side scripts and things that won't necessarily be downloaded.

    Also many advertisements won't be on the same server as the website your visiting, they will be hosted elsewhere.
  3. Isair macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2010
    San Francisco, California
    In Safari go to Window->Activity. You see every file that is loaded and their sizes for the page you opened.

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