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ballard.storyware.us: Ballard Theme

Ballard is a minimalist, responsive, and super-customizable theme by Storyware. It is available in the Tumblr Theme Garden for $49. You can find more about it here.

Page load speed analysis

  • 66/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    304 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.9 sec

  • Page rendered

    565 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.8 sec

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We analyzed Ballard.storyware.us page load time and found that the first response time was 304 ms and then it took 2.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 67.8 kB
    Images 1.7 MB
    Javascripts 1.6 MB
    CSS 178.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of Ballard.storyware.us main page is 3.6 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. 75% 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 1.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 67.8 kB
    • After minification 56.0 kB
    • After compression 12.2 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 11.8 kB, which is 17% 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 55.6 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 1.7 MB
    • After optimization 1.7 MB

    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. Ballard Storyware images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.6 MB
    • After minification 1.6 MB
    • After compression 509.8 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 1.1 MB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 178.9 kB
    • After minification 171.3 kB
    • After compression 26.6 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. Ballard.storyware.us needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 152.3 kB or 85% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • ballard.storyware.us
  • pre_tumblelog.js
  • theme.css
  • theme.js
  • tumblelog_post_message_queue.js
  • stylesheet.css
  • support.js
  • conversion.js
  • index.js
  • 27246366
  • like_iframe.html
  • tumblr_m9vk0qSYTt1rchitgo1_r4_500.jpg
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  • fb.png
  • gtku_gplus.png
  • twitter.png
  • tsg-pinterest.png
  • ga.js
  • webfont.js
  • impixu
  • tweets.js
  • recent
  • tumblr%20themes
  • impixu
  • social.png
  • analytics.html
  • jnjeJxjYGbACwAAfQAE
  • login_check.html
  • __utm.gif
  • avatar_b79fadeba214_40.png
  • player.js
  • player.css
  • ga.js
  • vuid.min.js
  • iframe_logo.png
  • rapid-3.33.js
  • rapidworker-1.2.js
  • __utm.gif
  • analytics.js
  • cs.js
  • addthis.html
  • yql
  • __utm.gif
  • 11008265_1381542718829486_897014169_n.jpg
  • 10358312_415488235292151_1969341019_n.jpg
  • 10963849_431385403705030_15201730_n.jpg
  • 11005128_1410614849240682_1731908361_n.jpg
  • 10986278_783716428379113_267251600_n.jpg
  • 27246366
  • embed.spotify.com
  • proxy.html
  • 180758901.jpg
  • __utm.gif
  • 214.png
  • addthis_widget.js
  • api.html
  • embed.spotify.com
  • 300lo.json
  • sh.7c7179124ea24ac6ba46caac.html
  • spb.5ae4f9e.css
  • md.5ae4f9e.js
  • collect
  • 85a90afc3a23370f003048327f2fd93d238cd374
  • all.js
  • 85a90afc3a23370f003048327f2fd93d238cd374
  • proxima_nova_regular_1.woff
  • proxima_nova_thin_1.woff
  • proxima_nova_semibold_1.woff
  • spoticon_38d8b3d1a7647c3696de8982a0d8d7dd.svg
  • collect
  • ga-audiences
  • xd_arbiter.php
  • cedexis.radar.js
  • xd_arbiter.php

Our browser made a total of 83 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 4% of them (3 requests) were addressed to the original Ballard.storyware.us, 11% (9 requests) were made to Assets.tumblr.com and 11% (9 requests) were made to Static.tumblr.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (416 ms) relates to the external source 41.media.tumblr.com.

Additional info on ballard.storyware.us

Requests

The browser has sent 72 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Ballard Storyware. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 20 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

20

Javascripts

32

Images

4

CSS

16

AJAX

72

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

22

Images

1

CSS

16

AJAX

32

Optimized

40

All

Normal result

IP address

Ballard.storyware.us uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

domains.tumblr.com

66.6.32.22 300
A

domains.tumblr.com

66.6.33.22 300
CNAME

ballard.storyware.us

domains.tumblr.com 3600

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Ballard.storyware.us 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 Ballard.storyware.us 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

Ballard.storyware.us has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 5% of all visits is Russia. It lies approximately 5470 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Ballard.storyware.us page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Russia or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Ballard Storyware. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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