Report Summary

  • 60

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    76% of other websites

  • 64

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 30% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 82

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    44% of websites

istart.org

iStart

Page Load Speed

12 sec in total

First Response

104 ms

Resources Loaded

11.6 sec

Page Rendered

276 ms

istart.org screenshot

About Website

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iStart is designed for colleges, universities and nonprofits that host business plan competitions and the students who enter them

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Key Findings

We analyzed Istart.org page load time and found that the first response time was 104 ms and then it took 11.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 90% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

istart.org performance score

60

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.1 s

80/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.2 s

24/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.8 s

66/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value520 ms

56/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.036

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value4.7 s

80/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

istart.org

104 ms

startupcompete.co

9450 ms

css

27 ms

unav.css

72 ms

style.php

126 ms

Our browser made a total of 62 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 2% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Istart.org, 60% (37 requests) were made to Startupcompete.co and 21% (13 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (9.5 sec) relates to the external source Startupcompete.co.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.0 MB (41%)

Content Size

2.5 MB

After Optimization

1.4 MB

In fact, the total size of Istart.org main page is 2.5 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. 55% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 2.0 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-77%

Potential reduce by 15.7 kB

  • Original 20.2 kB
  • After minification 17.0 kB
  • After compression 4.6 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 3.2 kB, which is 16% 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 15.7 kB or 77% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-36%

Potential reduce by 725.7 kB

  • Original 2.0 MB
  • After minification 1.3 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. Obviously, IStart needs image optimization as it can save up to 725.7 kB or 36% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 234.1 kB

  • Original 356.7 kB
  • After minification 353.7 kB
  • After compression 122.6 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 234.1 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 44.1 kB

  • Original 54.1 kB
  • After minification 47.3 kB
  • After compression 10.1 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. Istart.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 44.1 kB or 81% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 12 (29%)

Requests Now

42

After Optimization

30

The browser has sent 42 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of IStart. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 8 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

istart.org accessibility score

64

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

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Internationalization and localization

These are opportunities to improve the interpretation of your content by users in different locales.

Impact

Issue

High

<html> element does not have a [lang] attribute

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Lists do not contain only <li> elements and script supporting elements (<script> and <template>).

Best Practices

istart.org 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

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

istart.org SEO score

82

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

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

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 Istart.org 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 Istart.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 IStart. 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: