Report Summary

  • 18

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    34% of other websites

  • 91

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 78% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    56% of websites

  • 91

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    71% of websites

families.scot

Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland is changing | Parent Club

Page Load Speed

3.3 sec in total

First Response

206 ms

Resources Loaded

2.3 sec

Page Rendered

812 ms

families.scot screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing Families content. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about families.scot

Your 2, 3 or 4 year old could benefit from 1140 hours a year of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). This is free to you, funded by the Scottish Government and local authorities.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Families.scot page load time and found that the first response time was 206 ms and then it took 3.1 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

families.scot performance score

18

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.7 s

12/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value9.0 s

1/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value8.5 s

18/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value6,920 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value20.7 s

2/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

elc

206 ms

elc

375 ms

elc

370 ms

early-learning-and-childcare-in-scotland-is-changing

541 ms

logo.png

247 ms

Our browser made a total of 38 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Families.scot, 16% (6 requests) were made to Cdn.reactandshare.com and 11% (4 requests) were made to S.swiftypecdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (666 ms) relates to the external source Parentclub.scot.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 345.4 kB (23%)

Content Size

1.5 MB

After Optimization

1.1 MB

In fact, the total size of Families.scot main page is 1.5 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. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 827.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 193.1 kB

  • Original 235.3 kB
  • After minification 224.0 kB
  • After compression 42.3 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 193.1 kB or 82% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 17.8 kB

  • Original 827.9 kB
  • After minification 810.1 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. Families images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-37%

Potential reduce by 134.4 kB

  • Original 367.4 kB
  • After minification 366.1 kB
  • After compression 233.0 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 134.4 kB or 37% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 210 B

  • Original 41.5 kB
  • After minification 41.5 kB
  • After compression 41.3 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. Families.scot has all CSS files already compressed.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 9 (30%)

Requests Now

30

After Optimization

21

The browser has sent 30 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Families. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 7 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

families.scot accessibility score

91

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

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

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

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

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

families.scot 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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

families.scot SEO score

91

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

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 Families.scot 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 Families.scot 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 Families. 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: