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We analyzed Homebase.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 1.2 sec and then it took 70.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster. Unfortunately, there were 6 request timeouts, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.
homebase.co.uk performance score
Our browser made a total of 65 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 49% of them (32 requests) were addressed to the original Homebase.co.uk, 18% (12 requests) were made to Bcc53877d7aa0a135b9a-1452ca75bf8985207bb5b0c44a65ef28.ssl.cf4.rackcdn.com and 5% (3 requests) were made to Metrics.brightcove.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (20.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Homebase.co.uk.
Page size can be reduced by 5.3 MB (54%)
In fact, the total size of Homebase.co.uk main page is 9.7 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. 80% 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 3.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Potential reduce by 318.1 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 84.5 kB, which is 22% 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 318.1 kB or 84% of the original size.
Potential reduce by 79.6 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. Homebase images are well optimized though.
Potential reduce by 2.1 MB
Potential reduce by 2.7 MB
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. Homebase.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 2.7 MB or 87% of the original size.
Number of requests can be reduced by 29 (54%)
homebase.co.uk accessibility score
These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.
Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.
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.
Links do not have a discernible name
homebase.co.uk best practices score
Trust and Safety
Does not use HTTPS
Requests the geolocation permission on page load
Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks
Serves images with low resolution
Page has valid source maps
homebase.co.uk SEO score
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/).
Document uses legible font sizes
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Homebase.co.uk 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 Homebase.co.uk 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.
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Homebase. 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: