Report Summary

  • 41

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    62% of other websites

  • 61

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 27% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    24% of websites

  • 90

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    69% of websites

christiantoday.co.uk

Christian News on Christian Today, Latest Religious News, News About Christianity

Page Load Speed

2.8 sec in total

First Response

15 ms

Resources Loaded

1.5 sec

Page Rendered

1.2 sec

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Key Findings

We analyzed Christiantoday.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 15 ms and then it took 2.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

christiantoday.co.uk performance score

41

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.3 s

73/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value3.6 s

60/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value8.9 s

15/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,040 ms

7/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value21.0 s

1/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

christiantoday.co.uk

15 ms

main.css

61 ms

jquery-3.4.1.min.js

40 ms

js

38 ms

ezoic.js

19 ms

Our browser made a total of 149 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 3% of them (4 requests) were addressed to the original Christiantoday.co.uk, 34% (51 requests) were made to I.pinimg.com and 34% (50 requests) were made to Ctd-thechristianpost.netdna-ssl.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (875 ms) relates to the external source Syndication.twitter.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 501.8 kB (17%)

Content Size

2.9 MB

After Optimization

2.4 MB

In fact, the total size of Christiantoday.co.uk main page is 2.9 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 2.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-80%

Potential reduce by 124.1 kB

  • Original 155.0 kB
  • After minification 144.6 kB
  • After compression 30.9 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 124.1 kB or 80% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 99.6 kB

  • Original 2.3 MB
  • After minification 2.2 MB

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. Christian Today images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-74%

Potential reduce by 278.1 kB

  • Original 375.1 kB
  • After minification 375.1 kB
  • After compression 97.1 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 278.1 kB or 74% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 24 (18%)

Requests Now

137

After Optimization

113

The browser has sent 137 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Christian Today. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 25 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

christiantoday.co.uk accessibility score

61

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-*] attributes do not match their roles

High

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

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

Form elements do not have associated labels

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

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

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

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

High

[user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

Best Practices

christiantoday.co.uk best practices score

67

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

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

christiantoday.co.uk SEO score

90

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

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

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 Christiantoday.co.uk 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 Christiantoday.co.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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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