Report Summary

  • 15

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    34% of other websites

  • 73

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 48% of websites

  • 67

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    34% of websites

  • 77

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    45% of websites

vccs.edu

Virginia’s Community Colleges | The Smart Choice

Page Load Speed

3.1 sec in total

First Response

88 ms

Resources Loaded

2.7 sec

Page Rendered

305 ms

vccs.edu screenshot

About Website

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Key Findings

We analyzed Vccs.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 88 ms and then it took 3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 50% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

vccs.edu performance score

15

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value8.9 s

0/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value24.9 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value23.5 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value16,980 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.021

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value38.0 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

vccs.edu

88 ms

www.vccs.edu

1413 ms

wp-emoji-release.min.js

161 ms

styles.css

16 ms

style.css

37 ms

Our browser made a total of 177 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 21% of them (38 requests) were addressed to the original Vccs.edu, 58% (102 requests) were made to Cdn.vccs.edu and 13% (23 requests) were made to Static.xx.fbcdn.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.4 sec) belongs to the original domain Vccs.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 3.0 MB (31%)

Content Size

9.6 MB

After Optimization

6.6 MB

In fact, the total size of Vccs.edu main page is 9.6 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 6.6 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 84.1 kB

  • Original 98.2 kB
  • After minification 73.1 kB
  • After compression 14.1 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 25.1 kB, which is 26% 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 84.1 kB or 86% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-10%

Potential reduce by 661.8 kB

  • Original 6.6 MB
  • After minification 5.9 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. Vccs images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-73%

Potential reduce by 1.3 MB

  • Original 1.8 MB
  • After minification 1.6 MB
  • After compression 487.9 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 1.3 MB or 73% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 969.0 kB

  • Original 1.1 MB
  • After minification 871.2 kB
  • After compression 159.7 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. Vccs.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 969.0 kB or 86% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 81 (49%)

Requests Now

166

After Optimization

85

The browser has sent 166 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Vccs. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 55 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 22 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

vccs.edu accessibility score

73

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-hidden="true"] elements contain focusable descendents

High

Elements with an ARIA [role] that require children to contain a specific [role] are missing some or all of those required children.

High

[role]s are not contained by their required parent element

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

[id] attributes on active, focusable elements are not unique

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

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Lists do not contain only <li> elements and script supporting elements (<script> and <template>).

Best Practices

vccs.edu best practices score

67

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

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

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

vccs.edu SEO score

77

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

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Vccs.edu 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 Vccs.edu 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 Vccs. 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: