Report Summary

  • 50

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    69% of other websites

  • 88

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 69% of websites

  • 58

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    19% of websites

  • 93

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    84% of websites

gdn.int

Global Development Network | Local Research for Better Lives

Page Load Speed

4.1 sec in total

First Response

571 ms

Resources Loaded

3.4 sec

Page Rendered

145 ms

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Key Findings

We analyzed Gdn.int page load time and found that the first response time was 571 ms and then it took 3.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

gdn.int performance score

50

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value2.9 s

53/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value6.2 s

11/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value3.4 s

89/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value780 ms

37/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value5.9 s

65/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

gdn.int

571 ms

AJS.js

283 ms

AJS_fx.js

495 ms

gb_scripts.js

521 ms

gb_styles.css

542 ms

Our browser made a total of 65 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 62% of them (40 requests) were addressed to the original Gdn.int, 8% (5 requests) were made to W.sharethis.com and 5% (3 requests) were made to Cm.g.doubleclick.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (2 sec) belongs to the original domain Gdn.int.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 580.5 kB (47%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

647.5 kB

In fact, the total size of Gdn.int 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 638.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-90%

Potential reduce by 94.0 kB

  • Original 104.4 kB
  • After minification 46.5 kB
  • After compression 10.4 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 57.9 kB, which is 55% 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 94.0 kB or 90% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-21%

Potential reduce by 133.6 kB

  • Original 638.6 kB
  • After minification 505.0 kB

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, Gdn needs image optimization as it can save up to 133.6 kB or 21% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-71%

Potential reduce by 306.6 kB

  • Original 430.5 kB
  • After minification 420.1 kB
  • After compression 124.0 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. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 306.6 kB or 71% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-85%

Potential reduce by 46.4 kB

  • Original 54.5 kB
  • After minification 48.6 kB
  • After compression 8.1 kB

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. Gdn.int needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 46.4 kB or 85% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 27 (48%)

Requests Now

56

After Optimization

29

The browser has sent 56 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Gdn. 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 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

gdn.int accessibility score

88

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

Internationalization and localization

These are opportunities to improve the interpretation of your content by users in different locales.

Impact

Issue

High

<html> element does not have a [lang] attribute

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

Best Practices

gdn.int 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

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

SEO Factors

gdn.int SEO score

93

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

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    N/A

  • Encoding

    ISO-8859-1

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Gdn.int 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 Gdn.int 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 Gdn. 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: