Report Summary

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nusconnect.org.uk

NUS Connect | The membership website for Students' Unions

Page Load Speed

3.6 sec in total

First Response

339 ms

Resources Loaded

2.7 sec

Page Rendered

566 ms

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About Website

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NUS Connect is a specialist resource and community site, developed for the benefit of NUS member unions holding materials for student officers.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Nusconnect.org.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 339 ms and then it took 3.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

nusconnect.org.uk performance score

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Network Requests Diagram

nusconnect.org.uk

339 ms

www.nusconnect.org.uk

547 ms

analytics.js

6 ms

application_student_view-ea7d2e257c75aa2d6c1247c0dcadb1e176bce046b6f5ad4fea7fd8adb9253b9f.css

51 ms

cookie-ce12c68ea3d43a8737f7d064996300f83fc2c8e51c30f3d2357bf8050b9ed739.css

41 ms

Our browser made a total of 130 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 5% of them (7 requests) were addressed to the original Nusconnect.org.uk, 44% (57 requests) were made to S3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com and 32% (42 requests) were made to D2wcds7obmglv2.cloudfront.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.3 sec) relates to the external source S3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.4 MB (38%)

Content Size

3.6 MB

After Optimization

2.2 MB

In fact, the total size of Nusconnect.org.uk main page is 3.6 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. 75% 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 1.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 114.3 kB

  • Original 133.5 kB
  • After minification 111.9 kB
  • After compression 19.2 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 21.6 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 114.3 kB or 86% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 79.2 kB

  • Original 1.9 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. NUS Connect images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 781.7 kB

  • Original 1.1 MB
  • After minification 1.1 MB
  • After compression 332.0 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 781.7 kB or 70% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 405.3 kB

  • Original 473.7 kB
  • After minification 471.9 kB
  • After compression 68.4 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. Nusconnect.org.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 405.3 kB or 86% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 37 (30%)

Requests Now

125

After Optimization

88

The browser has sent 125 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of NUS Connect. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 10 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

SEO Factors

nusconnect.org.uk SEO score

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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 Nusconnect.org.uk 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 Nusconnect.org.uk 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 NUS Connect. 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: