Report Summary

  • 21

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    41% of other websites

  • 89

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 78% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 84

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    60% of websites

thewestonmercury.co.uk

Weston-super-Mare News, Sport & Things to do | Weston Mercury

Page Load Speed

7.5 sec in total

First Response

573 ms

Resources Loaded

5.3 sec

Page Rendered

1.5 sec

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About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Thewestonmercury.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 573 ms and then it took 6.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

thewestonmercury.co.uk performance score

21

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.3 s

41/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value6.9 s

6/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value7.3 s

29/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,980 ms

3/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.142

78/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value22.5 s

1/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

home

573 ms

css

306 ms

css

163 ms

jshead

1669 ms

wsm_specific_css_7_235068

242 ms

Our browser made a total of 328 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 17% of them (56 requests) were addressed to the original Thewestonmercury.co.uk, 11% (36 requests) were made to Images.archant.co.uk and 6% (20 requests) were made to Pbs.twimg.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Thewestonmercury.co.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 1.3 MB (21%)

Content Size

6.2 MB

After Optimization

4.9 MB

In fact, the total size of Thewestonmercury.co.uk main page is 6.2 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. 85% 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 4.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-85%

Potential reduce by 236.3 kB

  • Original 278.9 kB
  • After minification 246.2 kB
  • After compression 42.6 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 32.6 kB, which is 12% 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 236.3 kB or 85% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-8%

Potential reduce by 409.7 kB

  • Original 4.9 MB
  • After minification 4.5 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 Weston Mercury images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-69%

Potential reduce by 634.1 kB

  • Original 925.1 kB
  • After minification 908.4 kB
  • After compression 290.9 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 634.1 kB or 69% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 21.5 kB

  • Original 25.8 kB
  • After minification 20.5 kB
  • After compression 4.4 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. Thewestonmercury.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 21.5 kB or 83% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 136 (47%)

Requests Now

290

After Optimization

154

The browser has sent 290 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The Weston Mercury. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 54 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 11 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

thewestonmercury.co.uk accessibility score

89

Accessibility Issues

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

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

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

thewestonmercury.co.uk 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

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

thewestonmercury.co.uk SEO score

84

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Content Best Practices

Format your HTML in a way that enables crawlers to better understand your app’s content.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have descriptive text

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

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

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Thewestonmercury.co.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 Thewestonmercury.co.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 data is detected on the main page of The Weston Mercury. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook: