University of Alberta

Page load speed analysis

  • 61/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    882 ms

  • Resources loaded

    4.3 sec

  • Page rendered

    572 ms

  • Total page load time

    5.7 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 882 ms and then it took 4.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 70% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 75.9 kB
    Images 972.0 kB
    Javascripts 264.0 kB
    CSS 1.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.3 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. 50% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 972.0 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 75.9 kB
    • After minification 60.5 kB
    • After compression 13.7 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 15.4 kB, which is 20% 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 62.1 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 972.0 kB
    • After optimization 855.4 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, Alumni Ualberta needs image optimization as it can save up to 116.6 kB or 12% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 264.0 kB
    • After minification 263.6 kB
    • After compression 98.2 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 165.8 kB or 63% of the original size.

    • Original 1.2 kB
    • After minification 1.0 kB
    • After compression 390 B

    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 835 B or 68% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • j.php
  • modernizr.min.js
  • jquery.min.js
  • framework
  • custom.css
  • modernizr
  • v.gif
  • all
  • conversion.js
  • icon_twitter.png
  • new-bg.gif
  • logo2.svg
  • amy-shostak-400x225.jpg
  • kids-event.jpg
  • dino.jpg
  • newsies-dropdown.jpg
  • lldropdown.jpg
  • council.jpg
  • 2015librariesweb-fma640x360grad-career.jpg
  • 2015volunteercounter2015.jpg
  • newsies.jpg
  • mormon.jpg
  • alumnilogo170.png
  • icon_facebook.png
  • icon_youtube.png
  • icon_linkedin.png
  • gtm.js
  • banner-bg.svg
  • webicon-twitter.svg
  • webicon-facebook.svg
  • webicon-flickr.svg
  • webicon-youtube.svg
  • webicon-linkedin.svg
  • loading.gif
  • DINWeb-Bold.woff
  • DINWeb-Medium.woff
  • fontawesome-webfont.woff
  • icon-linkedin.png
  • widgets.js
  • fbds.js
  • convertfeed.json
  • convertfeed.json
  • 7135.js
  • analytics.js
  • emergencymessage.json
  • alumnilogo170.png
  • icon_twitter.png
  • icon_facebook.png
  • icon_youtube.png
  • icon_linkedin.png
  • 4tc.js
  • ec.js
  • collect
  • collect
  • icon-linkedin.png
  • s
  • linkid.js
  • u
  • collect
  • collect
  • ga-audiences
  • seastarteaser.jpg
  • batman.jpg
  • boardgameteaser.jpg
  • brogue.jpg
  • print
  • collect
  • collect

Our browser made a total of 73 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 42% of them (31 requests) were addressed to the original, 15% (11 requests) were made to and 10% (7 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.5 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 65 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Alumni Ualberta. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Normal result

IP address uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 16 other domains. The more sites share the same stack of IP addresses, 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.

Normal result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 9
A 9
A 9
A 9

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.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 56.7% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 1070 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a distance cannot critically affect website speed, but moving the server closer to their user base in Canada can speed up page load time anyway.

Normal result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Alumni Ualberta. 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:

Language and encoding

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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 it matches the claimed language. 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.

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