Report Summary

  • 38

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    57% of other websites

  • 68

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 43% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 92

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    79% of websites

avui.cat

El Punt Avui - Blogs

Page Load Speed

8.1 sec in total

First Response

443 ms

Resources Loaded

5.7 sec

Page Rendered

2 sec

avui.cat screenshot

About Website

Visit avui.cat now to see the best up-to-date Avui content for Spain and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about avui.cat

Notícies en català dels Països Catalans i els seus municipis, actualitat d'Europa i el món. Societat, Territori, Política, Economia, Cultura, Comunicació, Opinió i Esports

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Key Findings

We analyzed Avui.cat page load time and found that the first response time was 443 ms and then it took 7.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

avui.cat performance score

38

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.0 s

49/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.5 s

37/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value5.1 s

62/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,520 ms

4/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.005

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value11.4 s

19/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

avui.cat

443 ms

barcelona.html

965 ms

font-face-amplitude.css

665 ms

css

47 ms

css

54 ms

Our browser made a total of 146 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Avui.cat, 75% (109 requests) were made to D1abj31dnwl5uq.cloudfront.net and 5% (7 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) relates to the external source Estatic.elpunt.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 2.0 MB (64%)

Content Size

3.2 MB

After Optimization

1.2 MB

In fact, the total size of Avui.cat main page is 3.2 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. 80% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 1.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-91%

Potential reduce by 752.8 kB

  • Original 828.2 kB
  • After minification 678.1 kB
  • After compression 75.4 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 150.1 kB, which is 18% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 752.8 kB or 91% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-28%

Potential reduce by 305.5 kB

  • Original 1.1 MB
  • After minification 775.5 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. Obviously, Avui needs image optimization as it can save up to 305.5 kB or 28% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-64%

Potential reduce by 398.6 kB

  • Original 625.2 kB
  • After minification 623.8 kB
  • After compression 226.6 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 398.6 kB or 64% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-87%

Potential reduce by 569.3 kB

  • Original 650.8 kB
  • After minification 646.2 kB
  • After compression 81.5 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. Avui.cat needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 569.3 kB or 87% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 44 (32%)

Requests Now

136

After Optimization

92

The browser has sent 136 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Avui. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 20 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 14 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

avui.cat accessibility score

68

Accessibility Issues

ARIA

These are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Elements with an ARIA [role] that require children to contain a specific [role] are missing some or all of those required children.

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

Buttons do not have an accessible name

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Links do not have a discernible name

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.

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

<dl>'s do not contain only properly-ordered <dt> and <dd> groups, <script>, <template> or <div> elements.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

The document uses <meta http-equiv="refresh">

Best Practices

avui.cat best practices score

75

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

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

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

avui.cat SEO score

92

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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

    CA

  • Language Claimed

    CA

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Avui.cat can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that Catalan is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Avui.cat 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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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