Report Summary

  • 18

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    34% of other websites

  • 70

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 36% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    24% of websites

  • 92

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    75% of websites

ctm.co.za

CTM South Africa - Buy Tiles, Taps & Bathrooms Online

Page Load Speed

4.8 sec in total

First Response

299 ms

Resources Loaded

4.3 sec

Page Rendered

255 ms

ctm.co.za screenshot

About Website

Welcome to ctm.co.za homepage info - get ready to check CTM best content for South Africa right away, or after learning these important things about ctm.co.za

CTM is South Africa's largest tile retailer. Shop online for floor tiles, wall tiles, porcelain tiles, showers, taps, basins & more. Nationwide shipping.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ctm.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 299 ms and then it took 4.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 65% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

ctm.co.za performance score

18

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.1 s

21/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.2 s

24/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value13.5 s

2/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value8,310 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.18

67/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value33.4 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

ctm.co.za

299 ms

687 ms

font-awesome.min.css

51 ms

styles.1.0.4.css

33 ms

widgets.1.0.4.css

106 ms

Our browser made a total of 119 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 72% of them (86 requests) were addressed to the original Ctm.co.za, 7% (8 requests) were made to Static.olark.com and 3% (3 requests) were made to Maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (2.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Ctm.co.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 2.2 MB (48%)

Content Size

4.5 MB

After Optimization

2.4 MB

In fact, the total size of Ctm.co.za main page is 4.5 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. 75% 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. Javascripts take 1.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 111.4 kB

  • Original 137.8 kB
  • After minification 136.4 kB
  • After compression 26.4 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. 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 111.4 kB or 81% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 22.1 kB

  • Original 1.7 MB
  • After minification 1.7 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. CTM images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-75%

Potential reduce by 1.4 MB

  • Original 1.9 MB
  • After minification 1.6 MB
  • After compression 479.1 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 1.4 MB or 75% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 621.4 kB

  • Original 754.5 kB
  • After minification 724.0 kB
  • After compression 133.1 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. Ctm.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 621.4 kB or 82% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 63 (57%)

Requests Now

111

After Optimization

48

The browser has sent 111 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of CTM. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 47 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 18 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

ctm.co.za accessibility score

70

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

[role]s do not have all required [aria-*] attributes

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

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.

Best Practices

ctm.co.za 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

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

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

ctm.co.za SEO score

92

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 Ctm.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 Ctm.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 description is not detected on the main page of CTM. 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: