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search.slashdot.org: Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters. Timely news source for technology related news with a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.

Page load speed analysis

  • 58/100

    Normal result
  • 4

    Successful tests
  • 4

    Failed tests
  • First response

    738 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    506 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.4 sec

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We analyzed Search.slashdot.org page load time and found that the first response time was 738 ms and then it took 2.7 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 447.5 kB
    Images 191.4 kB
    Javascripts 1.1 MB
    CSS 409.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Search.slashdot.org main page is 2.2 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 447.5 kB
    • After minification 371.3 kB
    • After compression 45.9 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 76.2 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 401.6 kB or 90% of the original size.

    • Original 191.4 kB
    • After optimization 163.0 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. Obviously, Search Slashdot needs image optimization as it can save up to 28.4 kB or 15% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 1.1 MB
    • After minification 1.1 MB
    • After compression 337.9 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 786.2 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 409.4 kB
    • After minification 344.9 kB
    • After compression 55.3 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. Search.slashdot.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 354.1 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 80 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Search.slashdot.org, 25% (20 requests) were made to A.fsdn.com and 19% (15 requests) were made to Login.slashdot.org. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (738 ms) belongs to the original domain Search.slashdot.org.

Additional info on search.slashdot.org

Requests

The browser has sent 77 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Search Slashdot. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 37 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

37

Javascripts

33

Images

4

CSS

3

AJAX

77

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

28

Images

1

CSS

3

AJAX

44

Optimized

33

All

Normal result

IP address

Search.slashdot.org 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

search.slashdot.org

slashdot.org

slashdot.com

tech.slashdot.org

hardware.slashdot.org

216.105.38.15

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

www.slashdot.org

216.105.38.15 900
CNAME

search.slashdot.org

www.slashdot.org 900

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

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

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

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

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 58.1% of all visits is India. It lies approximately 8670 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Search.slashdot.org page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to India or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Search Slashdot. 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:

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