Report Summary

  • 27

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    48% of other websites

  • 91

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 78% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    82% of websites

  • 92

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    75% of websites

houghton.edu

Houghton University | Nationally Ranked Christian University

Page Load Speed

2.5 sec in total

First Response

299 ms

Resources Loaded

1.9 sec

Page Rendered

352 ms

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Houghton.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 299 ms and then it took 2.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

houghton.edu performance score

27

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.9 s

24/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value7.5 s

4/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.3 s

76/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value3,510 ms

1/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value19.3 s

2/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

houghton.edu

299 ms

www.houghton.edu

504 ms

styles.css

31 ms

forms.css

96 ms

81080111-dcd9-4cee-9790-a74a462afd0c.css

56 ms

Our browser made a total of 100 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 83% of them (83 requests) were addressed to the original Houghton.edu, 4% (4 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 2% (2 requests) were made to 5083514.fls.doubleclick.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (550 ms) belongs to the original domain Houghton.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 886.2 kB (12%)

Content Size

7.2 MB

After Optimization

6.3 MB

In fact, the total size of Houghton.edu main page is 7.2 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. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 6.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-89%

Potential reduce by 103.8 kB

  • Original 116.4 kB
  • After minification 113.1 kB
  • After compression 12.6 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 103.8 kB or 89% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 99.0 kB

  • Original 6.1 MB
  • After minification 6.0 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. Houghton images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-67%

Potential reduce by 513.2 kB

  • Original 762.6 kB
  • After minification 744.2 kB
  • After compression 249.4 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 513.2 kB or 67% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-88%

Potential reduce by 170.2 kB

  • Original 193.6 kB
  • After minification 158.2 kB
  • After compression 23.5 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. Houghton.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 170.2 kB or 88% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 32 (33%)

Requests Now

96

After Optimization

64

The browser has sent 96 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Houghton. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 21 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

houghton.edu accessibility score

91

Accessibility Issues

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

houghton.edu best practices score

92

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

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

houghton.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

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Houghton.edu can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Houghton.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 description is not detected on the main page of Houghton. 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: