Report Summary

  • 7

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    30% of other websites

  • 98

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 96% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 91

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    76% of websites

ix.de

Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik | iX Magazin

Page Load Speed

4.2 sec in total

First Response

316 ms

Resources Loaded

3.4 sec

Page Rendered

533 ms

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ix.de page load time and found that the first response time was 316 ms and then it took 3.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

ix.de performance score

7

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value5.5 s

6/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value7.9 s

3/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value12.4 s

3/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,160 ms

6/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.459

19/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value16.8 s

5/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

ix.de

316 ms

357 ms

mobile-deflect.min.js

180 ms

jquery-1.7.1.min.js

451 ms

jquery-ui-1.8.18_cycle.custom.min.js

359 ms

Our browser made a total of 86 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Ix.de, 40% (34 requests) were made to Heise.de and 37% (32 requests) were made to 1.f.ix.de. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) relates to the external source 1.f.ix.de.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 298.7 kB (39%)

Content Size

774.8 kB

After Optimization

476.1 kB

In fact, the total size of Ix.de main page is 774.8 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 380.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-72%

Potential reduce by 116.0 kB

  • Original 160.1 kB
  • After minification 142.5 kB
  • After compression 44.1 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 17.6 kB, which is 11% 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 116.0 kB or 72% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-8%

Potential reduce by 28.6 kB

  • Original 380.1 kB
  • After minification 351.5 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. IX images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 154.1 kB

  • Original 234.6 kB
  • After minification 230.4 kB
  • After compression 80.5 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 154.1 kB or 66% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 33 (40%)

Requests Now

82

After Optimization

49

The browser has sent 82 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of IX. 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 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

ix.de accessibility score

98

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.

Best Practices

ix.de 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

ix.de SEO score

91

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

    DE

  • Language Claimed

    DE

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Ix.de can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that German is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Ix.de 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 IX. 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: