Report Summary

  • 82

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    87% of other websites

  • 76

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 52% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 69

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    37% of websites

daringfireball.net

Daring Fireball

Page Load Speed

86.5 sec in total

First Response

419 ms

Resources Loaded

8 sec

Page Rendered

78.1 sec

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Key Findings

We analyzed Daringfireball.net page load time and found that the first response time was 419 ms and then it took 86.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

daringfireball.net performance score

82

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.7 s

61/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value2.8 s

83/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.5 s

88/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value360 ms

72/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value3.1 s

95/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

daringfireball.net

419 ms

daringfireball.net

906 ms

fireball_screen.css

222 ms

ie_sucks.php

223 ms

FancyZoom.js

287 ms

Our browser made a total of 23 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 91% of them (21 requests) were addressed to the original Daringfireball.net, 9% (2 requests) were made to Ssl.google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.4 sec) belongs to the original domain Daringfireball.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 251.4 kB (62%)

Content Size

408.3 kB

After Optimization

157.0 kB

In fact, the total size of Daringfireball.net main page is 408.3 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. Only 10% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 202.5 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-64%

Potential reduce by 56.7 kB

  • Original 88.8 kB
  • After minification 88.1 kB
  • After compression 32.1 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 56.7 kB or 64% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-17%

Potential reduce by 11.2 kB

  • Original 64.7 kB
  • After minification 53.5 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. Obviously, Daring Fireball needs image optimization as it can save up to 11.2 kB or 17% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-68%

Potential reduce by 138.5 kB

  • Original 202.5 kB
  • After minification 173.9 kB
  • After compression 64.0 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 138.5 kB or 68% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 45.0 kB

  • Original 52.3 kB
  • After minification 40.3 kB
  • After compression 7.4 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. Daringfireball.net needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 45.0 kB or 86% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 13 (68%)

Requests Now

19

After Optimization

6

The browser has sent 19 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Daring Fireball. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

daringfireball.net accessibility score

76

Accessibility Issues

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

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

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

Form elements do not have associated labels

Best Practices

daringfireball.net 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

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

High

Serves images with low resolution

SEO Factors

daringfireball.net SEO score

69

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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 Daringfireball.net 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 Daringfireball.net 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 Daring Fireball. 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: