Report Summary

  • 11

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    32% of other websites

  • 73

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 48% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    34% of websites

  • 80

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    51% of websites

4x4community.co.za

4x4 Community Forum

Page Load Speed

35.1 sec in total

First Response

253 ms

Resources Loaded

23.6 sec

Page Rendered

11.2 sec

4x4community.co.za screenshot

About Website

Welcome to 4x4community.co.za homepage info - get ready to check 4x4 Community best content for South Africa right away, or after learning these important things about 4x4community.co.za

4x4Community, the only forum for the offroad and outdoor enthusiast, catering for all users from regular 4x4 ownrs, to the 4x4 extreme user.

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Key Findings

We analyzed 4x4community.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 253 ms and then it took 34.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

4x4community.co.za performance score

11

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.4 s

16/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.9 s

14/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value11.8 s

4/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value4,890 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.352

31/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value14.4 s

9/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

forum

253 ms

245 ms

760 ms

oL3PsIVlUxOjI_W41P_ForU3h3Q.js

399 ms

vbulletin-core.js

395 ms

Our browser made a total of 88 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 43% of them (38 requests) were addressed to the original 4x4community.co.za, 20% (18 requests) were made to Adserver.4x4community.co.za and 7% (6 requests) were made to E.deployads.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (8.4 sec) relates to the external source D31qbv1cthcecs.cloudfront.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.1 MB (49%)

Content Size

2.3 MB

After Optimization

1.2 MB

In fact, the total size of 4x4community.co.za main page is 2.3 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 86.4 kB

  • Original 103.7 kB
  • After minification 103.4 kB
  • After compression 17.3 kB

HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 86.4 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-6%

Potential reduce by 44.9 kB

  • Original 749.6 kB
  • After minification 704.7 kB

Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. 4x4 Community images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 834.9 kB

  • Original 1.3 MB
  • After minification 1.2 MB
  • After compression 422.1 kB

It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 834.9 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-87%

Potential reduce by 153.4 kB

  • Original 176.8 kB
  • After minification 146.9 kB
  • After compression 23.4 kB

CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. 4x4community.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 153.4 kB or 87% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 61 (73%)

Requests Now

84

After Optimization

23

The browser has sent 84 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of 4x4 Community. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 24 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

4x4community.co.za accessibility score

73

Accessibility Issues

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

High

Some elements have a [tabindex] value greater than 0

Names and labels

These are opportunities to improve the semantics of the controls in your application. This may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Form elements do not have associated labels

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Lists do not contain only <li> elements and script supporting elements (<script> and <template>).

High

List items (<li>) are not contained within <ul> or <ol> parent elements.

Best Practices

4x4community.co.za best practices score

67

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

4x4community.co.za SEO score

80

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have descriptive text

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

Mobile Friendly

Make sure your pages are mobile friendly so users don’t have to pinch or zoom in order to read the content pages. [Learn more](https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/).

Impact

Issue

High

Document uses legible font sizes

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    N/A

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 4x4community.co.za can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that 4x4community.co.za main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of 4x4 Community. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks: