Report Summary

  • 98

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    95% of other websites

  • 86

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 63% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 67

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    25% of websites

northernlightscentre.ca

Watson Lake - Northern Lights Space & Science Centre

Page Load Speed

284 ms in total

First Response

30 ms

Resources Loaded

110 ms

Page Rendered

144 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Northernlightscentre.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 30 ms and then it took 254 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

northernlightscentre.ca performance score

98

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value1.4 s

97/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value2.3 s

93/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value1.4 s

100/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value30 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.017

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value1.4 s

100/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

northernlightscentre.ca

30 ms

main.css

3 ms

mootools.v1.11.js

5 ms

jd.gallery.js

18 ms

jd.gallery.css

20 ms

Our browser made a total of 14 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 93% of them (13 requests) were addressed to the original Northernlightscentre.ca, 7% (1 request) were made to W3.org. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (32 ms) relates to the external source W3.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 48.0 kB (29%)

Content Size

163.3 kB

After Optimization

115.3 kB

In fact, the total size of Northernlightscentre.ca main page is 163.3 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. 20% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 91.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-58%

Potential reduce by 2.2 kB

  • Original 3.9 kB
  • After minification 3.7 kB
  • After compression 1.6 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 2.2 kB or 58% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 59 B

  • Original 91.8 kB
  • After minification 91.7 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. Northern Lights Centre images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 39.4 kB

  • Original 59.6 kB
  • After minification 52.8 kB
  • After compression 20.1 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 39.4 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-78%

Potential reduce by 6.2 kB

  • Original 8.0 kB
  • After minification 6.7 kB
  • After compression 1.8 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. Northernlightscentre.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 6.2 kB or 78% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

We found no issues to fix!

Requests Now

13

After Optimization

13

The browser has sent 13 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Northern Lights Centre. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

Accessibility Review

northernlightscentre.ca accessibility score

86

Accessibility Issues

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

northernlightscentre.ca best practices score

75

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

SEO Factors

northernlightscentre.ca SEO score

67

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Northernlightscentre.ca 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 Northernlightscentre.ca main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Northern Lights Centre. 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: