Report Summary

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cualum.org

Home | Alumni Association | University of Colorado Boulder

Page Load Speed

3.4 sec in total

First Response

110 ms

Resources Loaded

3 sec

Page Rendered

377 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Cualum.org page load time and found that the first response time was 110 ms and then it took 3.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

cualum.org performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

cualum.org

110 ms

alumni.colorado.edu

134 ms

1721 ms

86696b99-fb1a-4964-9676-9233fb4fca8f.css

55 ms

css_yO1iy-5rtb0E4el039zB7l56wPjKWz2N6ZlSovgFZeE.css

85 ms

Our browser made a total of 64 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 2% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Cualum.org, 64% (41 requests) were made to Colorado.edu and 11% (7 requests) were made to Fast.fonts.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.7 sec) relates to the external source Colorado.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 928.1 kB (41%)

Content Size

2.3 MB

After Optimization

1.3 MB

In fact, the total size of Cualum.org main page is 2.3 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. Images take 1.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 52.7 kB

  • Original 65.0 kB
  • After minification 62.9 kB
  • After compression 12.3 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 52.7 kB or 81% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-3%

Potential reduce by 31.4 kB

  • Original 1.1 MB
  • After minification 1.1 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. Cualum images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-68%

Potential reduce by 376.7 kB

  • Original 550.3 kB
  • After minification 484.3 kB
  • After compression 173.5 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 376.7 kB or 68% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 467.2 kB

  • Original 554.8 kB
  • After minification 551.2 kB
  • After compression 87.5 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. Cualum.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 467.2 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 22 (43%)

Requests Now

51

After Optimization

29

The browser has sent 51 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Cualum. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

cualum.org SEO score

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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 Cualum.org 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 Cualum.org 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 Cualum. 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: