628 ms in total
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We analyzed Chess.net page load time and found that the first response time was 35 ms and then it took 593 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only 5% of websites can load faster.
chess.net performance score
Our browser made a total of 49 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 90% of them (44 requests) were addressed to the original Chess.net, 4% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 2% (1 request) were made to Twitter-badges.s3.amazonaws.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (146 ms) relates to the external source Facebook.com.
Page size can be reduced by 126.8 kB (38%)
In fact, the total size of Chess.net main page is 334.5 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. 30% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 148.4 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Potential reduce by 25.2 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 11.6 kB, which is 39% 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 25.2 kB or 84% of the original size.
Potential reduce by 2.4 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. Chess images are well optimized though.
Potential reduce by 78.5 kB
Potential reduce by 20.7 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. Chess.net needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 20.7 kB or 84% of the original size.
Number of requests can be reduced by 5 (11%)
chess.net accessibility score
These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.
Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.
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.
<frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title
Image elements do not have [alt] attributes
Form elements do not have associated labels
<object> elements do not have alternate text
Internationalization and localization
These are opportunities to improve the interpretation of your content by users in different locales.
<html> element does not have a [lang] attribute
chess.net best practices score
Trust and Safety
Does not use HTTPS
Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks
Serves images with low resolution
chess.net SEO score
Content Best Practices
Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.
Links do not have descriptive text
Image elements do not have [alt] attributes
Document uses plugins
Crawling and Indexing
To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.
Links are not crawlable
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Chess.net 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 Chess.net 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.
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Chess. 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: