Test Profiles can be found for each site in Calibre by navigating to Site → Settings → Test Profiles.
When you add Sites, Calibre creates three default Test Profiles automatically:
|Name||Device Emulation||Connection Speed||Comment|
|Chrome Desktop||No device emulation. 1280×1024 px screen dimensions.||Cable||Desktop-class, full-screen browser.|
|MotoG4, 3G connection||Motorola Moto G4. 360×640 px screen dimensions.||Regular 3G||A representative of an average global phone with global average mobile connectivity.|
|iPhone, 4G LTE||Apple iPhone 8. 375x667 px screen dimensions.||4G LTE||A fast phone with world-leading mobile connectivity.|
We leverage Google Chrome device emulation with a few additional mechanisms to ensure that the experience is as close to a real device as possible.
Calibre can emulate the following devices:
When Calibre emulates a device, the following occurs:
Calibre limits the bandwidth available to the browser by using pre-configured network speed options that best reflect average global connectivity.
Those pre-configured options are:
|No bandwidth throttling|
|Regular 2G||300ms||31.25 KB/s||6.25 KB/s|
|Good 2G||150ms||56.25 KB/s||18.75 KB/s|
|Regular 3G||100ms||93.75 KB/s||31.25 KB/s|
|Good 3G||40ms||192.00 KB/s||93.75 KB/s|
|DSL||5ms||256.00 KB/s||128.00 KB/s|
|Regular 4G||20ms||512.00 KB/s||384.00 KB/s|
|WiFi||2ms||3.75 MB/s||1.88 MB/s|
Setting custom cookies can be helpful in a variety of scenarios. The most common implementations include:
Custom headers are useful for setting Authorisation headers for basic authentication or for triggering certain conditions for your Pages.
Advertising often has a significant impact on site speed. When creating a Test Profile, select “Block ads” to analyze the impact on speed and accessibility. Calibre’s ad blocking feature is powered by uBlock.
Calibre automatically detects third party providers during testing, based on a custom instance of Third Party Web dataset. When creating or editing a Test Profile, choose which providers you would like to the requests will be blocked when Snapshots run.
Each provider is listed with a Last Detected date. Some of the registered third parties can no longer be present on your Site but were included in the past. When blocking, make sure to include active third parties for reliable results.
We recommend experimenting with disabling: