Report Summary

  • 27

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    48% of other websites

  • 84

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 58% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 68

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    27% of websites

ukzn.ac.za

University of KwaZulu-Natal – Inspiring Greatness

Page Load Speed

10.6 sec in total

First Response

1.8 sec

Resources Loaded

6.1 sec

Page Rendered

2.7 sec

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Key Findings

We analyzed Ukzn.ac.za page load time and found that the first response time was 1.8 sec and then it took 8.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 85% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

ukzn.ac.za performance score

27

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

54/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value3.8 s

55/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value5.6 s

53/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value3,810 ms

1/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.519

15/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value19.0 s

3/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

ukzn.ac.za

1805 ms

1874 ms

logon.aspx

1072 ms

segoeui-regular.ttf

523 ms

Our browser made a total of 4 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 25% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Ukzn.ac.za, 75% (3 requests) were made to Webmail.ukzn.ac.za. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.9 sec) relates to the external source Webmail.ukzn.ac.za.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 31.3 kB (57%)

Content Size

54.7 kB

After Optimization

23.4 kB

In fact, the total size of Ukzn.ac.za main page is 54.7 kB. This result falls within a vast category (top 1 000 000) of heavyweight, probably not optimized, and thus slow loading web pages. Only 5% of websites need less resources to load. HTML takes 54.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-57%

Potential reduce by 31.3 kB

  • Original 54.7 kB
  • After minification 54.2 kB
  • After compression 23.4 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 31.3 kB or 57% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

We found no issues to fix!

Requests Now

0

After Optimization

0

Besides the initial HTML request, no CSS, Javascripts, AJAX or image files were requested in the course of web page rendering.

Accessibility Review

ukzn.ac.za accessibility score

84

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.

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

<frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Form elements do not have associated labels

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

ukzn.ac.za 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

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

ukzn.ac.za SEO score

68

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

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 Ukzn.ac.za 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 Ukzn.ac.za 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 Ukzn. 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: