Report Summary

  • 17

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    33% of other websites

  • 85

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 60% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 91

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    71% of websites

thehill.org

The Hill School | Top Independent Boarding & Day School in Pennsylvania

Page Load Speed

2.9 sec in total

First Response

240 ms

Resources Loaded

2 sec

Page Rendered

615 ms

thehill.org screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing The Hill content for United States. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about thehill.org

Located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, The Hill School is a top coeducational independent boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and post-graduates.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Thehill.org page load time and found that the first response time was 240 ms and then it took 2.6 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.

Performance Metrics

thehill.org performance score

17

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value11.9 s

0/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value16.5 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value15.0 s

1/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,150 ms

6/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value16.5 s

5/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

thehill.org

240 ms

Home.htm

937 ms

WebResource.axd

12 ms

WebResource.axd

108 ms

WebResource.axd

88 ms

Our browser made a total of 89 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 70% of them (62 requests) were addressed to the original Thehill.org, 11% (10 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 8% (7 requests) were made to T.sellpoints.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (937 ms) belongs to the original domain Thehill.org.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.7 MB (32%)

Content Size

5.4 MB

After Optimization

3.7 MB

In fact, the total size of Thehill.org main page is 5.4 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 3.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-88%

Potential reduce by 178.9 kB

  • Original 204.3 kB
  • After minification 201.4 kB
  • After compression 25.4 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 178.9 kB or 88% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 38.7 kB

  • Original 3.3 MB
  • After minification 3.3 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. The Hill images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-79%

Potential reduce by 1.3 MB

  • Original 1.7 MB
  • After minification 1.4 MB
  • After compression 359.1 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 1.3 MB or 79% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-84%

Potential reduce by 163.8 kB

  • Original 194.7 kB
  • After minification 159.7 kB
  • After compression 30.9 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. Thehill.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 163.8 kB or 84% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 39 (51%)

Requests Now

77

After Optimization

38

The browser has sent 77 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The Hill. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 16 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 16 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

thehill.org accessibility score

85

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 input fields do not have accessible names

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

Buttons do not have an accessible name

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

[user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

Best Practices

thehill.org best practices score

75

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

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

thehill.org SEO score

91

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

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

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

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 Thehill.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 Thehill.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 The Hill. 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: