Report Summary

  • 50

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    68% of other websites

  • 91

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 83% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    65% of websites

  • 93

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    88% of websites

ncvoterguide.org

NC Voter Guide – Your source for information on voting, elections and candidates in North Carolina

Page Load Speed

1.3 sec in total

First Response

172 ms

Resources Loaded

885 ms

Page Rendered

234 ms

ncvoterguide.org screenshot

About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ncvoterguide.org page load time and found that the first response time was 172 ms and then it took 1.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 15% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

ncvoterguide.org performance score

50

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.6 s

33/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.5 s

19/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value5.4 s

57/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value640 ms

46/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value5.2 s

74/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

ncvoterguide.org

172 ms

2015_voterguide.css

93 ms

SpryMenuBar.js

114 ms

SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css

84 ms

email_check.js

88 ms

Our browser made a total of 35 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 51% of them (18 requests) were addressed to the original Ncvoterguide.org, 11% (4 requests) were made to S7.addthis.com and 9% (3 requests) were made to Commoncausenc.org. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (336 ms) relates to the external source Commoncausenc.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 916.1 kB (63%)

Content Size

1.5 MB

After Optimization

542.1 kB

In fact, the total size of Ncvoterguide.org main page is 1.5 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. 50% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 890.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-77%

Potential reduce by 98.5 kB

  • Original 128.4 kB
  • After minification 125.3 kB
  • After compression 29.8 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 98.5 kB or 77% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 4.3 kB

  • Original 172.2 kB
  • After minification 167.9 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. NC Voter Guide images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 592.2 kB

  • Original 890.9 kB
  • After minification 883.8 kB
  • After compression 298.7 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 592.2 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 221.1 kB

  • Original 266.7 kB
  • After minification 259.9 kB
  • After compression 45.6 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. Ncvoterguide.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 221.1 kB or 83% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 16 (53%)

Requests Now

30

After Optimization

14

The browser has sent 30 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of NC Voter Guide. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

ncvoterguide.org accessibility score

91

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-hidden="true"] elements contain focusable descendents

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

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

ncvoterguide.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

ncvoterguide.org SEO score

93

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

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 Ncvoterguide.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 Ncvoterguide.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 NC Voter Guide. 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: