Report Summary

  • 16

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    30% of other websites

  • 80

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 50% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    56% of websites

  • 77

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    36% of websites

giving.gmu.edu

Home - Giving to GMU | George Mason University Advancement

Page Load Speed

5.5 sec in total

First Response

600 ms

Resources Loaded

2.8 sec

Page Rendered

2.1 sec

giving.gmu.edu screenshot

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Key Findings

We analyzed Giving.gmu.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 600 ms and then it took 4.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 70% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

giving.gmu.edu performance score

16

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value5.8 s

5/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value11.0 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value29.4 s

0/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value30,020 ms

0/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value45.0 s

0/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

giving.gmu.edu

600 ms

ga.js

21 ms

wp-emoji-release.min.js

189 ms

css

26 ms

genericons.css

191 ms

Our browser made a total of 46 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 4% of them (2 requests) were addressed to the original Giving.gmu.edu, 72% (33 requests) were made to Fasterfarther.gmu.edu and 7% (3 requests) were made to Fonts.googleapis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) relates to the external source Fasterfarther.gmu.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 604.2 kB (4%)

Content Size

17.2 MB

After Optimization

16.6 MB

In fact, the total size of Giving.gmu.edu main page is 17.2 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. 55% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 16.7 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-75%

Potential reduce by 19.4 kB

  • Original 26.0 kB
  • After minification 22.7 kB
  • After compression 6.6 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 3.3 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 19.4 kB or 75% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 269.5 kB

  • Original 16.7 MB
  • After minification 16.4 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. Giving GMU images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-61%

Potential reduce by 192.4 kB

  • Original 314.0 kB
  • After minification 302.6 kB
  • After compression 121.5 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 192.4 kB or 61% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-77%

Potential reduce by 122.9 kB

  • Original 159.2 kB
  • After minification 138.7 kB
  • After compression 36.3 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. Giving.gmu.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 122.9 kB or 77% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 25 (56%)

Requests Now

45

After Optimization

20

The browser has sent 45 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Giving GMU. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 17 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 10 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

giving.gmu.edu accessibility score

80

Accessibility Issues

ARIA

These are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

[role]s are not contained by their required parent element

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

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

giving.gmu.edu best practices score

83

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

giving.gmu.edu SEO score

77

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

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

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

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Giving.gmu.edu 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 Giving.gmu.edu 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.

Social Sharing Optimization

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