Report Summary

  • 12

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    32% of other websites

  • 61

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 37% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 83

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    54% of websites

mnhs.org

Minnesota Historical Society

Page Load Speed

4.7 sec in total

First Response

152 ms

Resources Loaded

2.4 sec

Page Rendered

2.2 sec

mnhs.org screenshot

About Website

Visit mnhs.org now to see the best up-to-date Mnhs content for United States and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about mnhs.org

The Minnesota Historical Society preserves Minnesota’s past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Mnhs.org page load time and found that the first response time was 152 ms and then it took 4.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 65% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

mnhs.org performance score

12

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.2 s

19/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value15.3 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value8.0 s

21/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,540 ms

4/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.287

42/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value23.4 s

1/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

www.mnhs.org

152 ms

font-awesome.min.css

44 ms

css

44 ms

navbar.css

86 ms

css_xE-rWrJf-fncB6ztZfd2huxqgxu4WO-qwma6Xer30m4.css

88 ms

Our browser made a total of 64 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 92% of them (59 requests) were addressed to the original Mnhs.org, 2% (1 request) were made to Fonts.googleapis.com and 2% (1 request) were made to Cdn.quilt.janrain.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (513 ms) belongs to the original domain Mnhs.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 498.9 kB (21%)

Content Size

2.4 MB

After Optimization

1.9 MB

In fact, the total size of Mnhs.org main page is 2.4 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. 80% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 1.8 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 88.1 kB

  • Original 108.0 kB
  • After minification 95.7 kB
  • After compression 19.9 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 12.3 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 88.1 kB or 82% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-3%

Potential reduce by 62.2 kB

  • Original 1.8 MB
  • After minification 1.8 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. Mnhs images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-72%

Potential reduce by 188.4 kB

  • Original 263.1 kB
  • After minification 221.9 kB
  • After compression 74.6 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 188.4 kB or 72% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-82%

Potential reduce by 160.1 kB

  • Original 195.7 kB
  • After minification 187.3 kB
  • After compression 35.6 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. Mnhs.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 160.1 kB or 82% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 22 (35%)

Requests Now

63

After Optimization

41

The browser has sent 63 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Mnhs. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 13 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 11 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

mnhs.org accessibility score

61

Accessibility Issues

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

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Form elements do not have associated labels

High

Links do not have a discernible 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

mnhs.org best practices score

83

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

SEO Factors

mnhs.org SEO score

83

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

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Mnhs.org 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 Mnhs.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 Mnhs. 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: