Analyze People Issue 2013 | Chicago Reader

What makes Chicago work? We selected 19 people—with passions like brewing beer or fixing bikes or curating performance art—to shed light on some of the city’s many moving parts.

Page load speed analysis

  • 15/100

    Poor result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    92 ms

  • Resources loaded

    638 ms

  • Page rendered

    1000 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.7 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 92 ms and then it took 1.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 30% of websites can load faster. This domain responded with an error, which can significantly jeopardize rating and web reputation

Page optimization

  • HTML 55.8 kB
    Images 2.9 MB
    Javascripts 388.7 kB
    CSS 249.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 3.6 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 2.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 55.8 kB
    • After minification 49.7 kB
    • After compression 10.1 kB

    HTML optimization

    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 6.1 kB, which is 11% 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 45.8 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 2.9 MB
    • After optimization 2.8 MB

    Image optimization

    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. People 2013 Chicago Reader images are well optimized though.

    • Original 388.7 kB
    • After minification 275.7 kB
    • After compression 87.0 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    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 301.7 kB or 78% of the original size.

    • Original 249.2 kB
    • After minification 139.0 kB
    • After compression 27.0 kB

    CSS optimization

    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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 222.2 kB or 89% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 83 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 77% of them (64 requests) were addressed to the original, 7% (6 requests) were made to and 4% (3 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (225 ms) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 75 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of People 2013 Chicago Reader. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 22 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Poor result

IP address uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 899
A 899
A 899
CNAME 3599

899 Ipv6: 2001:4801:7828:103:be76:4eff:fe11:d90b

Language and encoding

Normal result


EN en language flag


N/A  language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 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 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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 85.3% of all visits is United States. It’s good for that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of People 2013 Chicago Reader. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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