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US Broadband Penetration Breaks 50% - Convert Graphic Text to Styled Text - Web Page Analyzer 0.93

Optimization Week Issue #35, August 24, 2004

This week we report on a first in US broadband history. Among active Internet users, broadband has penetrated past the half-way point to 50.7%, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. We predict that U.S. broadband penetration among this same group will exceed 70% by November of 2005. In this week's Speed Tweak learn the benefits of converting from graphic text to styled text with CSS. We've also updated our popular Web Page Analyzer based on your most popular suggestions.

US Broadband Penetration Breaks 50%
For the first time, US broadband broke 50% among active Internet users in July 2004. Broadband share in the US should exceed 70% by November of 2005.
Convert Graphic Text to Styled Text
Converting graphic text to CSS text speeds up your site, makes it more accessible, and search engine friendly.
Web Page Analyzer 0.93
Thanks to your feedback we've updated the Web Page Analyzer to recognize alternate stylesheets, the base tag, favicons, extensionless JavaScript and CSS files, and mixed case CSS files.