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Page load speed analysis

  • 73/100

    Good result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    383 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    207 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.8 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 383 ms and then it took 1.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 20% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 87.9 kB
    Images 52.2 kB
    Javascripts 749.1 kB
    CSS 404.2 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. 20% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 749.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 87.9 kB
    • After minification 85.1 kB
    • After compression 15.6 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. 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 72.3 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 52.2 kB
    • After optimization 49.2 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. Bblearn Usask images are well optimized though.

    • Original 749.1 kB
    • After minification 487.0 kB
    • After compression 125.0 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 624.1 kB or 83% of the original size.

    • Original 404.2 kB
    • After minification 377.7 kB
    • After compression 79.0 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 325.2 kB or 80% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • shared.css
  • theme.css
  • colorpalette.generated.modern.css
  • brand.css
  • i18n.js
  • cdn.js
  • prototype.js
  • fastinit.js
  • page.js
  • validateForm.js
  • numberLocalizer.js
  • accessibleSelect.js
  • popup.js
  • cookie.js
  • lz-string.js
  • client_cache.js
  • globalNavigation.js
  • UserDataDWRFacade.js
  • MashupDWRFacade.js
  • esapi-compressed.js
  • validate_login.js
  • browserSpecificBehavior.js
  • builder.js
  • effects.js
  • dragdrop.js
  • controls.js
  • slider.js
  • lightbox.js
  • quick_links.js
  • icon-core.css
  • icon-listing.css
  • theme1.css
  • theme2.css
  • iframe_api
  • spacer.gif
  • Bb_newLogo_060.png
  • fonts.gif
  • contrast.gif
  • Gateway_Learn.jpg
  • Powered_Bb_050.png
  • close_mini.gif
  • branding_Bb_learn_140.png
  • header-logo.png
  • utilicons-web-webfont.woff
  • www-widgetapi.js
  • print.css

Our browser made a total of 49 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 96% of them (47 requests) were addressed to the original, 2% (1 request) were made to and 2% (1 request) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (398 ms) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 47 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Bblearn Usask. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 29 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 9 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.









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IP address

This IP address is dedicated to This is the best domain hosting practice .

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IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 86387

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.

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 53.6% of all visits is Canada. It’s good for that their server is also located in Canada, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

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Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Bblearn Usask. 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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