In Google’s words, Lighthouse is a “an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages.”
I wouldn’t say it improves the quality, but it will help you determine areas for improving. Super.
What we like:
- It is built into Chrome web browser. Awesome, saves time.
- The tests are done emulating a mobile device. There are so many tools out there focusing on desktop performance improvements, but not enough on mobile yet. Great.
- The recommended improvements are broken out into clearly identifiable categories: two being Performance and SEO. Super. A must.