Analyze Ridinghouse

Ridinghouse is dedicated to publishing the best of art writing and criticism, revisiting art history and exploring individual artists and specific projects.

Page load speed analysis

  • 72/100

    Good result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    329 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.6 sec

  • Page rendered

    122 ms

  • Total page load time

    2 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 329 ms and then it took 1.7 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 30% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 29.4 kB
    Images 701.7 kB
    Javascripts 330.4 kB
    CSS 114.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.2 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 701.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 29.4 kB
    • After minification 24.4 kB
    • After compression 7.6 kB

    HTML optimization

    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 5.0 kB, which is 17% 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 21.8 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 701.7 kB
    • After optimization 661.1 kB

    Image optimization

    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. Ridinghouse images are well optimized though.

    • Original 330.4 kB
    • After minification 257.2 kB
    • After compression 83.9 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    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 246.5 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 114.6 kB
    • After minification 61.7 kB
    • After compression 13.7 kB

    CSS optimization

    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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 100.9 kB or 88% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • jquery.fancybox.css
  • jquery.fancybox.artlogic.css
  • print.css
  • archimedes-frontend-core.css
  • base.css
  • main.css
  • responsive.css
  • jquery-1.8.2.min.js
  • jquery.easing.min.js
  • jquery.archimedes-frontend-core-plugins-0.1.js
  • jquery.cycle2.min.js
  • jquery.cycle2.swipe.min.js
  • jquery.thumbnailScroller.js
  • jquery.fitvids.js
  • jquery.fancybox.pack.js
  • dynamic.js
  • archimedes-frontend-core.js
  • archimedes-frontend-modules.js
  • main.js
  • faktopro-normal.css
  • faktopro-normalitalic.css
  • faktopro-medium.css
  • faktopro-mediumitalic.css
  • faktopro-semibold.css
  • faktopro-semibolditalic.css
  • jquery.rating.css
  • ga.js
  • rhlogo-x1_1.png
  • mag.png
  • rh-olowu-hero-i.jpg
  • social_icon_sprite_2.png
  • rh-pope-drawings-hero-i.jpg
  • rh-riley-paintings-i.jpg
  • rh-desire-lines-hero-i.jpg
  • rh-qureshi-hero-ii.jpg
  • rh-mondrian-cubism-hero-i.jpg
  • FaktoPro-Normal.woff
  • FaktoPro-Medium.woff
  • __utm.gif

Our browser made a total of 40 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 95% of them (38 requests) were addressed to the original, 5% (2 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (728 ms) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 37 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Ridinghouse. 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 14 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.









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Normal result

IP address uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 3600
NS 172800
NS 172800
NS 172800
NS 172800

Language and encoding

Normal result


EN en language flag


N/A  language flag





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

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

The server of is located in Europe, but, unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

Good result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Ridinghouse. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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