Useful web development tool

Sloppy is a very useful tool for testing websites over 56K modems.

It simulates slow connections (configurable from 9.6K to 512K) and runs as a proxy so you can see how fast your site will appear on, say, a dial-up.

Simple idea worked with great effect, and a must for web developers who all-too-often work comfortably on high-speed connections without realising how painful their glorious designs are to load on dialup.

Best of all, it’s a Java Web Start application – runs right from the website, and in various operating systems.