Report Summary

  • 19

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    37% of other websites

  • 50

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 20% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 86

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    61% of websites

dublinnews.net

Dublin News.Net | All the news from Dublin, Ireland

Page Load Speed

2.8 sec in total

First Response

215 ms

Resources Loaded

1.8 sec

Page Rendered

859 ms

dublinnews.net screenshot

About Website

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Fast breaking Dublin news, includes Ireland national coverage, global headlines, and business reports.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Dublinnews.net page load time and found that the first response time was 215 ms and then it took 2.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

dublinnews.net performance score

19

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.8 s

27/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.5 s

37/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value44.3 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value87,760 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.257

48/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value110.8 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

www.dublinnews.net

215 ms

foundation.min.css

81 ms

red_style.css

85 ms

font-awesome.css

55 ms

app.js

87 ms

Our browser made a total of 90 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Dublinnews.net, 40% (36 requests) were made to Cdn.bignewsnetwork.com and 14% (13 requests) were made to Static.themainstreammedia.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) relates to the external source Cdn.bignewsnetwork.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 468.2 kB (38%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

779.9 kB

In fact, the total size of Dublinnews.net main page is 1.2 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. 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 678.5 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 62.8 kB

  • Original 77.2 kB
  • After minification 63.5 kB
  • After compression 14.4 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 13.7 kB, which is 18% 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 62.8 kB or 81% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-6%

Potential reduce by 38.3 kB

  • Original 678.5 kB
  • After minification 640.2 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. Dublin News images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-51%

Potential reduce by 55.6 kB

  • Original 108.2 kB
  • After minification 108.2 kB
  • After compression 52.6 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 55.6 kB or 51% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 311.5 kB

  • Original 384.1 kB
  • After minification 383.9 kB
  • After compression 72.7 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. Dublinnews.net needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 311.5 kB or 81% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 19 (25%)

Requests Now

77

After Optimization

58

The browser has sent 77 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Dublin News. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 15 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

dublinnews.net accessibility score

50

Accessibility Issues

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

<frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

[user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

Best Practices

dublinnews.net best practices score

75

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

SEO Factors

dublinnews.net SEO score

86

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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 Dublinnews.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 Dublinnews.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 Dublin News. 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: