Report Summary

  • 57

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    75% of other websites

  • 93

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 82% of websites

  • 58

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    19% of websites

  • 87

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    66% of websites

waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City & County Council : Homepage

Page Load Speed

715 ms in total

First Response

297 ms

Resources Loaded

301 ms

Page Rendered

117 ms

waterfordcouncil.ie screenshot

About Website

Click here to check amazing Waterford Council content for Ireland. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City & County Council is the administrative local government body for Waterford City and County, Ireland.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Waterfordcouncil.ie page load time and found that the first response time was 297 ms and then it took 418 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only 5% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

waterfordcouncil.ie performance score

57

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.4 s

36/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value8.2 s

2/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.9 s

66/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value140 ms

95/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.127

82/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value7.2 s

51/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

waterfordcouncil.ie

297 ms

Our browser made a total of 1 request to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Waterfordcouncil.ie and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (297 ms) belongs to the original domain Waterfordcouncil.ie.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 139 B (32%)

Content Size

435 B

After Optimization

296 B

In fact, the total size of Waterfordcouncil.ie main page is 435 B. This result falls within the top 5000 of lightweight and thus fast loading web pages. Only a small number of websites need less resources to load. HTML takes 435 B which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-32%

Potential reduce by 139 B

  • Original 435 B
  • After minification 428 B
  • After compression 296 B

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 139 B or 32% 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

waterfordcouncil.ie accessibility score

93

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Some elements have a [tabindex] value greater than 0

Best Practices

waterfordcouncil.ie best practices score

58

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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

waterfordcouncil.ie SEO score

87

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

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

    N/A

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Waterfordcouncil.ie 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 Waterfordcouncil.ie main page’s claimed encoding is . Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Waterford Council. 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: