Report Summary

  • 77

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    85% of other websites

  • 71

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 37% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 82

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    44% of websites

whiteblaze.net

WhiteBlaze - Appalachian Trail Information and Hiking Articles

Page Load Speed

6.9 sec in total

First Response

23 ms

Resources Loaded

6.5 sec

Page Rendered

415 ms

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About Website

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Articles dealing with the Appalachian Trail, and hiking, backpacking. We discus hiking health, safety, backpacking, preparation, gear, Pets, journals and blogs. We specifically discuss the Appalachian...

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Key Findings

We analyzed Whiteblaze.net page load time and found that the first response time was 23 ms and then it took 6.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

whiteblaze.net performance score

77

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.7 s

60/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value2.7 s

85/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.3 s

76/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value0 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.481

17/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value2.7 s

97/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

whiteblaze.net

23 ms

content.php

8 ms

content.php

1597 ms

yuiloader-dom-event.js

23 ms

vbulletin-core.js

37 ms

Our browser made a total of 74 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 78% of them (58 requests) were addressed to the original Whiteblaze.net, 5% (4 requests) were made to Ajax.googleapis.com and 5% (4 requests) were made to Googleads.g.doubleclick.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.5 sec) belongs to the original domain Whiteblaze.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 299.8 kB (16%)

Content Size

1.8 MB

After Optimization

1.5 MB

In fact, the total size of Whiteblaze.net main page is 1.8 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 1.4 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 73.5 kB

  • Original 90.5 kB
  • After minification 78.3 kB
  • After compression 16.9 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 12.2 kB, which is 13% 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 73.5 kB or 81% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-15%

Potential reduce by 215.5 kB

  • Original 1.4 MB
  • After minification 1.2 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. Obviously, White Blaze needs image optimization as it can save up to 215.5 kB or 15% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-3%

Potential reduce by 10.8 kB

  • Original 338.9 kB
  • After minification 338.7 kB
  • After compression 328.1 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 27 (40%)

Requests Now

68

After Optimization

41

The browser has sent 68 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of White Blaze. 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 from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

whiteblaze.net accessibility score

71

Accessibility Issues

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

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

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

[user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

Best Practices

whiteblaze.net best practices score

75

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

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

whiteblaze.net SEO score

82

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

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

    N/A

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Whiteblaze.net can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that Whiteblaze.net main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. 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 White Blaze. 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: