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alt.ac.uk: Association for Learning Technology

Page load speed analysis

  • 57/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    333 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3.4 sec

  • Page rendered

    228 ms

  • Total page load time

    4 sec

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We analyzed Alt.ac.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 333 ms and then it took 3.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 46.4 kB
    Images 98.1 kB
    Javascripts 180.3 kB
    CSS 200.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Alt.ac.uk main page is 525.4 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 45% of websites need less resources to load. CSS take 200.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 46.4 kB
    • After minification 43.5 kB
    • After compression 9.7 kB

    HTML optimization

    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 36.8 kB or 79% of the original size.

    • Original 98.1 kB
    • After optimization 87.6 kB

    Image optimization

    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. Obviously, Alt needs image optimization as it can save up to 10.4 kB or 11% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 180.3 kB
    • After minification 158.6 kB
    • After compression 53.8 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    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 126.5 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 200.6 kB
    • After minification 158.7 kB
    • After compression 36.0 kB

    CSS optimization

    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. Alt.ac.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 164.7 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • alt.ac.uk
  • www.alt.ac.uk
  • system.base.css
  • system.messages.css
  • aggregator.css
  • date.css
  • datepicker.1.7.css
  • field.css
  • node.css
  • search.css
  • user.css
  • views.css
  • ctools.css
  • eu_cookie_compliance.css
  • tagclouds.css
  • jcarousel-default.css
  • civicrm.css
  • extras.css
  • widgets.css
  • font-awesome.css
  • css
  • normalize.css
  • styles.css
  • alt-styles.css
  • hacks.css
  • jquery.js
  • jquery.once.js
  • drupal.js
  • custom_search.js
  • jquery.jcarousel.min.js
  • jcarousel.js
  • site.min.js
  • alt.js
  • jsapi
  • eu_cookie_compliance.js
  • alt-logo_0_0.png
  • member_0_1_0.JPG
  • alt-annual-survey-2015.jpg
  • Open%20Education%20Week.jpg
  • CB_ALT_080915_196_sml.jpg
  • logo-blackboard-learn.jpg
  • Meetoo_Powered_By_Lumi%20%282%29.jpg
  • logo-collaborate.jpg
  • Echo360.jpg
  • logo-sfa.jpg
  • logo-positive-internet.jpg
  • logo-panopto.jpg
  • logo-sqa.jpg
  • Brightspace_Prefered%20CMYK-1v4.jpg
  • Canvas_color%20%282%29.jpg
  • logo-edmix.jpg
  • logo-realize.jpg
  • logo-mediasite.jpg
  • Talis%20Logo%20-%20ALT%20-%20GIF%20240x240.gif
  • logo-bis.jpg
  • logo-techsmith.jpg
  • logo-blackboard-collaborate.jpg
  • logo-mediacore.jpg
  • logo-ulcc.jpg
  • 2013_Jisc_Logo_RGB150%28big%29.jpg
  • logo-intel.jpg
  • gtm.js
  • cJZKeOuBrn4kERxqtaUH3T8E0i7KZn-EPnyo3HZu7kw.woff
  • default+en.css
  • default.css
  • default+en.I.js
  • default.css
  • theme-sprite.png
  • theme-sprite.png
  • fontawesome-webfont.woff
  • 2UX7WLTfW3W8TclTUvlFyQ.woff
  • widgets.js
  • analytics.js
  • fql
  • share
  • timeline.d11f7a3b3287fb94220e8ee6d03cc772.js
  • syndication
  • 537954816535040000
  • collect

Our browser made a total of 80 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 75% of them (60 requests) were addressed to the original Alt.ac.uk, 6% (5 requests) were made to Google.com and 3% (2 requests) were made to Maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Alt.ac.uk.

Additional info on alt.ac.uk

Requests

The browser has sent 74 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Alt. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 18 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 25 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

18

Javascripts

30

Images

25

CSS

1

AJAX

74

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

30

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

41

Optimized

33

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to https://www.alt.ac.uk/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Alt.ac.uk uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

alt.ac.uk

archive.alt.ac.uk

repository.alt.ac.uk

wiki.alt.ac.uk

newsletter.alt.ac.uk

80.87.129.48

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

alt.ac.uk

80.87.129.48 300
NS

alt.ac.uk

dns0.positive-internet.com 10800
NS

alt.ac.uk

dns1.positive-internet.com 10800
SOA

alt.ac.uk

10800 Mname: dns0.positive-internet.com
Rname: hostmaster.positive-internet.com
Serial: 0
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 1800
Expire: 1814400
Minimum-ttl: 3600
MX

alt.ac.uk

ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 300 Pri: 10

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Alt.ac.uk can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Alt.ac.uk main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Alt.ac.uk has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 48.1% of all visits is India. It lies approximately 4600 miles away from the server location (United Kingdom) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Alt.ac.uk page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to India or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Alt. 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:

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