Report Summary

  • 22

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    42% of other websites

  • 97

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 94% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    86% of websites

  • 93

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    88% of websites

carleton.ca

Carleton University - Ottawa, Canada

Page Load Speed

1.4 sec in total

First Response

248 ms

Resources Loaded

953 ms

Page Rendered

235 ms

carleton.ca screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing Carleton content for Canada. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about carleton.ca

Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with exciting programs and a strong community of staff, faculty and students.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Carleton.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 248 ms and then it took 1.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 20% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

carleton.ca performance score

22

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value1.6 s

94/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value13.2 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.3 s

91/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value6,080 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.454

20/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value17.0 s

4/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

carleton.ca

248 ms

combined.gz.css

113 ms

fonts.css

269 ms

modernizr-min.gz.js

81 ms

jquery.min.js

82 ms

Our browser made a total of 27 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 7% of them (2 requests) were addressed to the original Carleton.ca, 41% (11 requests) were made to Newsroom.carleton.ca and 26% (7 requests) were made to Cuframework.s3.amazonaws.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (450 ms) relates to the external source Newsroom.carleton.ca.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 456.4 kB (39%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

717.7 kB

In fact, the total size of Carleton.ca main page is 1.2 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. 25% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 592.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 79.0 kB

  • Original 95.3 kB
  • After minification 88.8 kB
  • After compression 16.2 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 79.0 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 26.4 kB

  • Original 592.7 kB
  • After minification 566.3 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. Carleton images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 156.4 kB

  • Original 224.5 kB
  • After minification 224.5 kB
  • After compression 68.1 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 156.4 kB or 70% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-74%

Potential reduce by 194.6 kB

  • Original 261.7 kB
  • After minification 259.5 kB
  • After compression 67.1 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. Carleton.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 194.6 kB or 74% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 4 (17%)

Requests Now

23

After Optimization

19

The browser has sent 23 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Carleton. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

carleton.ca accessibility score

97

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

[aria-hidden="true"] elements contain focusable descendents

Best Practices

carleton.ca best practices score

92

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

carleton.ca SEO score

93

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

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