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tech.slashdot.org: Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters. Timely news source for technology related news with a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.

Page load speed analysis

  • 60/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    1.2 sec

  • Resources loaded

    2 sec

  • Page rendered

    484 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.7 sec

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We analyzed Tech.slashdot.org page load time and found that the first response time was 1.2 sec 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 40% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 445.3 kB
    Images 147.6 kB
    Javascripts 1.0 MB
    CSS 409.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Tech.slashdot.org main page is 2.1 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. Javascripts take 1.0 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 445.3 kB
    • After minification 369.1 kB
    • After compression 45.3 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 76.2 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 400.0 kB or 90% of the original size.

    • Original 147.6 kB
    • After optimization 125.0 kB

    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. Obviously, Tech Slashdot needs image optimization as it can save up to 22.6 kB or 15% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 1.0 MB
    • After minification 1.0 MB
    • After compression 310.8 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 738.1 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 409.4 kB
    • After minification 344.9 kB
    • After compression 55.3 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. Tech.slashdot.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 354.1 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 74 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Tech.slashdot.org, 28% (21 requests) were made to A.fsdn.com and 20% (15 requests) were made to Login.slashdot.org. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Tech.slashdot.org.

Additional info on tech.slashdot.org

Requests

The browser has sent 71 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Tech Slashdot. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 32 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

32

Javascripts

32

Images

4

CSS

3

AJAX

71

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

27

Images

1

CSS

3

AJAX

39

Optimized

32

All

Normal result

IP address

Tech.slashdot.org 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

tech.slashdot.org

slashdot.org

slashdot.com

hardware.slashdot.org

linux.slashdot.org

216.105.38.15

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

www.slashdot.org

216.105.38.15 96
CNAME

tech.slashdot.org

www.slashdot.org 899

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 Tech.slashdot.org 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 Tech.slashdot.org 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

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

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 49.3% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Tech.slashdot.org that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Tech Slashdot. 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:

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