Report Summary

  • 44

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    63% of other websites

  • 59

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 26% of websites

  • 58

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    19% of websites

  • 65

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    25% of websites

jrnl.ie

The Journal

Page Load Speed

9.2 sec in total

First Response

1.2 sec

Resources Loaded

5.1 sec

Page Rendered

2.9 sec

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Key Findings

We analyzed Jrnl.ie page load time and found that the first response time was 1.2 sec and then it took 7.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 85% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

jrnl.ie performance score

44

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value5.6 s

5/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value11.6 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value7.3 s

29/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value260 ms

83/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.105

88/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value11.1 s

20/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

jrnl.ie

1243 ms

www.thejournal.ie

704 ms

all.js

220 ms

beacon.js

143 ms

jquery.min.js

413 ms

Our browser made a total of 133 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Jrnl.ie, 35% (47 requests) were made to B0.thejournal.ie and 8% (10 requests) were made to C1.thejournal.ie. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.4 sec) relates to the external source B0.thejournal.ie.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 758.9 kB (49%)

Content Size

1.6 MB

After Optimization

793.0 kB

In fact, the total size of Jrnl.ie main page is 1.6 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. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 645.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 228.1 kB

  • Original 264.8 kB
  • After minification 219.7 kB
  • After compression 36.7 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 45.0 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 228.1 kB or 86% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-10%

Potential reduce by 62.6 kB

  • Original 645.1 kB
  • After minification 582.5 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. Jrnl images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 292.5 kB

  • Original 416.2 kB
  • After minification 311.0 kB
  • After compression 123.7 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 292.5 kB or 70% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-78%

Potential reduce by 175.7 kB

  • Original 225.8 kB
  • After minification 168.0 kB
  • After compression 50.1 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. Jrnl.ie needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 175.7 kB or 78% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 32 (24%)

Requests Now

131

After Optimization

99

The browser has sent 131 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Jrnl. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 18 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

jrnl.ie accessibility score

59

Accessibility Issues

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.

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

<frame> or <iframe> elements do not have a title

High

Image elements do not have [alt] attributes

High

Links do not have a discernible name

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

Tables and lists

These are opportunities to improve the experience of reading tabular or list data using assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Lists do not contain only <li> elements and script supporting elements (<script> and <template>).

Best practices

These items highlight common accessibility best practices.

Impact

Issue

High

[user-scalable="no"] is used in the <meta name="viewport"> element or the [maximum-scale] attribute is less than 5.

Best Practices

jrnl.ie 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

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Page has valid source maps

SEO Factors

jrnl.ie SEO score

65

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

High

Page is blocked from indexing

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 Jrnl.ie 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 Jrnl.ie 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 description is not detected on the main page of Jrnl. 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: