Report Summary

  • 34

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    55% of other websites

  • 84

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 58% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 83

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    46% of websites

cover.co.za

COVER Magazine

Page Load Speed

4.2 sec in total

First Response

347 ms

Resources Loaded

2.9 sec

Page Rendered

947 ms

cover.co.za screenshot

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Key Findings

We analyzed Cover.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 347 ms and then it took 3.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

cover.co.za performance score

34

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.2 s

43/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value9.8 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value5.0 s

64/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value830 ms

35/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.208

60/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value9.1 s

33/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

www.cover.co.za

347 ms

wp-emoji-release.min.js

120 ms

sociable.css

139 ms

advanced-responsive-video-embedder-public.css

139 ms

tboot_shortcodes_styles.css

140 ms

Our browser made a total of 95 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 69% of them (66 requests) were addressed to the original Cover.co.za, 4% (4 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 3% (3 requests) were made to Netdna.bootstrapcdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.1 sec) belongs to the original domain Cover.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.0 MB (46%)

Content Size

2.2 MB

After Optimization

1.2 MB

In fact, the total size of Cover.co.za main page is 2.2 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. 85% 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 910.5 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-88%

Potential reduce by 124.8 kB

  • Original 141.7 kB
  • After minification 95.9 kB
  • After compression 16.9 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 45.8 kB, which is 32% 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 124.8 kB or 88% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-6%

Potential reduce by 56.8 kB

  • Original 910.5 kB
  • After minification 853.8 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. COVER images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-64%

Potential reduce by 441.1 kB

  • Original 687.9 kB
  • After minification 680.0 kB
  • After compression 246.8 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 441.1 kB or 64% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 402.7 kB

  • Original 483.4 kB
  • After minification 451.0 kB
  • After compression 80.7 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. Cover.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 402.7 kB or 83% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 35 (39%)

Requests Now

89

After Optimization

54

The browser has sent 89 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of COVER. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 23 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 14 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

cover.co.za accessibility score

84

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

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.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

cover.co.za best practices score

75

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

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

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

cover.co.za SEO score

83

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 Cover.co.za 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 Cover.co.za 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 data is detected on the main page of COVER. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: