Report Summary

  • 19

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    37% of other websites

  • 80

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 50% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 92

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    75% of websites

goucher.edu

Goucher College: A Top Innovative College

Page Load Speed

3.5 sec in total

First Response

22 ms

Resources Loaded

2.9 sec

Page Rendered

583 ms

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An innovative liberal arts college and graduate school preparing students for 21st-century careers and where every undergraduate studies abroad.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Goucher.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 22 ms and then it took 3.5 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

goucher.edu performance score

19

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.8 s

12/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value17.2 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value6.8 s

35/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value1,610 ms

12/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.17

70/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value19.2 s

2/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

goucher.edu

22 ms

www.goucher.edu

2143 ms

css

52 ms

main.css

32 ms

modernizr.js

24 ms

Our browser made a total of 36 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 53% of them (19 requests) were addressed to the original Goucher.edu, 22% (8 requests) were made to Blogs.goucher.edu and 11% (4 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (2.1 sec) belongs to the original domain Goucher.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 373.2 kB (17%)

Content Size

2.2 MB

After Optimization

1.8 MB

In fact, the total size of Goucher.edu main page is 2.2 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 1.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-76%

Potential reduce by 24.0 kB

  • Original 31.5 kB
  • After minification 30.9 kB
  • After compression 7.6 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 24.0 kB or 76% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 34.6 kB

  • Original 1.7 MB
  • After minification 1.6 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. Goucher images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-65%

Potential reduce by 198.4 kB

  • Original 305.2 kB
  • After minification 305.2 kB
  • After compression 106.8 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 198.4 kB or 65% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 116.2 kB

  • Original 138.5 kB
  • After minification 136.5 kB
  • After compression 22.3 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. Goucher.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 116.2 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 10 (34%)

Requests Now

29

After Optimization

19

The browser has sent 29 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Goucher. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 6 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

goucher.edu accessibility score

80

Accessibility Issues

ARIA

These are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

[aria-*] attributes do not match their roles

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

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

goucher.edu 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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

goucher.edu SEO score

92

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

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 Goucher.edu 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 Goucher.edu 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 data is detected on the main page of Goucher. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: