Analyze Cape Town Green Map

The Cape Town Green Map was initiated as a project in the Host City Cape Town’s Green Goal 2010 Action Plan, the award winning environmental programme for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. It has since endur...

Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    4.7 sec

  • Resources loaded

    12.7 sec

  • Page rendered

    201 ms

  • Total page load time

    17.5 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 4.7 sec and then it took 12.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 90% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 43.0 kB
    Images 707.8 kB
    Javascripts 336.8 kB
    CSS 155.1 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.2 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. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 707.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 43.0 kB
    • After minification 38.9 kB
    • After compression 9.8 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. 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 33.2 kB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 707.8 kB
    • After optimization 627.0 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, Cape Town Green Map needs image optimization as it can save up to 80.8 kB or 11% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 336.8 kB
    • After minification 300.6 kB
    • After compression 105.2 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 231.7 kB or 69% of the original size.

    • Original 155.1 kB
    • After minification 150.2 kB
    • After compression 28.2 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 126.9 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • final_www_masthead.png
  • ctt-logo-90.png
  • mapmyway_logo.png
  • 110_green_logo.jpg
  • footer_greenmap.png
  • widgets.js
  • home-map-sprite.png
  • transparent_bg.png
  • header-navbar.gif
  • search-sprite.png
  • ga.js
  • widgets.js
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  • button-send-green-event-sprite.gif
  • button-add-green-tip-sprite.gif
  • jot
  • combined.css
  • smoothDivScroll.css
  • stack_161235.js
  • jquery.min.js
  • analytics.js
  • stackpile.api-bfb5078e74.js
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  • green-by-design-icon.gif
  • footer_bg.gif
  • collect
  • collect
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  • footer_rss.png
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Our browser made a total of 91 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 56% of them (51 requests) were addressed to the original, 13% (12 requests) were made to and 5% (5 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (6.5 sec) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 87 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Cape Town Green Map. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 12 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 7 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











Possible request optimization













Normal result

IP address 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 14400
NS 86400
NS 86400
NS 86400
NS 86400

Language and encoding

Good result


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Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 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 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 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 30.1% of all visits is South Africa. It’s good for that their server is also located in South Africa, 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 Cape Town Green Map. 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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