Report Summary

  • 58

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    74% of other websites

  • 82

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 62% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 78

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    48% of websites

encyclopediavirginia.org

Encyclopedia Virginia – A free, reliable, multimedia resource that tells the inclusive story of Virginia

Page Load Speed

1.2 sec in total

First Response

22 ms

Resources Loaded

983 ms

Page Rendered

184 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Encyclopediavirginia.org page load time and found that the first response time was 22 ms and then it took 1.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 15% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

encyclopediavirginia.org performance score

58

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.5 s

34/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value16.5 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.5 s

88/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value60 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.003

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value16.9 s

5/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

encyclopediavirginia.org

22 ms

www.encyclopediavirginia.org

668 ms

css

26 ms

css

38 ms

css

46 ms

Our browser made a total of 53 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 62% of them (33 requests) were addressed to the original Encyclopediavirginia.org, 13% (7 requests) were made to Web4.encyclopediavirginia.org and 8% (4 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (668 ms) belongs to the original domain Encyclopediavirginia.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 635.3 kB (24%)

Content Size

2.6 MB

After Optimization

2.0 MB

In fact, the total size of Encyclopediavirginia.org main page is 2.6 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. 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 1.8 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 46.4 kB

  • Original 65.8 kB
  • After minification 62.0 kB
  • After compression 19.5 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 46.4 kB or 70% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 21.6 kB

  • Original 1.8 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. Encyclopedia Virginia images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-68%

Potential reduce by 458.8 kB

  • Original 673.3 kB
  • After minification 637.5 kB
  • After compression 214.5 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 458.8 kB or 68% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-85%

Potential reduce by 108.6 kB

  • Original 127.7 kB
  • After minification 92.1 kB
  • After compression 19.1 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. Encyclopediavirginia.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 108.6 kB or 85% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 19 (40%)

Requests Now

47

After Optimization

28

The browser has sent 47 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Encyclopedia Virginia. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 13 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

encyclopediavirginia.org accessibility score

82

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.

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

<input type="image"> elements do not have [alt] text

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

encyclopediavirginia.org best practices score

83

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

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

encyclopediavirginia.org SEO score

78

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

Links do not have descriptive text

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

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

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 Encyclopediavirginia.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 Encyclopediavirginia.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 Encyclopedia Virginia. 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: