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professor.rice.edu: Rice University

Rice University is a comprehensive research university located on a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Texas. Rice produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking.

Page load speed analysis

  • 68/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    272 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.6 sec

  • Page rendered

    433 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.3 sec

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We analyzed Professor.rice.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 272 ms and then it took 2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 35% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 30.1 kB
    Images 163.3 kB
    Javascripts 57.4 kB
    CSS 57.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of Professor.rice.edu main page is 308.6 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 30% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 163.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 30.1 kB
    • After minification 26.5 kB
    • After compression 6.3 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 3.6 kB, which is 12% 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 23.8 kB or 79% of the original size.

    • Original 163.3 kB
    • After optimization 152.1 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. Professor Rice images are well optimized though.

    • Original 57.4 kB
    • After minification 55.7 kB
    • After compression 20.9 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 36.5 kB or 64% of the original size.

    • Original 57.8 kB
    • After minification 43.9 kB
    • After compression 9.7 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. Professor.rice.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 48.1 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • professor.rice.edu
  • Default.asp
  • ektron.stylesheet.ashx
  • ektron.javascript.ashx
  • reset.css
  • text.css
  • 960_24_col.css
  • style_gateway.css
  • font2.js
  • styleswitcher.js
  • widget.js
  • logo_rice3.gif
  • header_professor.jpg
  • AD_VirtualTour.jpg
  • rss.jpg
  • facebook.jpg
  • youtube.jpg
  • twitter.jpg
  • siteanalyze_90784255.js
  • bg_nav.jpg
  • bullet.gif
  • btn_mainnav_div.gif
  • btn_mainnav_end.gif
  • blueback.gif
  • bg_headerbar_repeat.gif
  • mail2.jpg
  • graybottom.gif
  • contentbackgateway.gif
  • policies.jpg
  • contentbackbottomgateway.gif
  • ga.js
  • __utm.gif
  • image.aspx
  • facultylinks.css
  • print_template.css
  • mobile_template.css

Our browser made a total of 36 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 86% of them (31 requests) were addressed to the original Professor.rice.edu, 6% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 3% (1 request) were made to Widgets.twimg.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (496 ms) belongs to the original domain Professor.rice.edu.

Additional info on professor.rice.edu

Requests

The browser has sent 34 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Professor Rice. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 6 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

6

Javascripts

20

Images

8

CSS

34

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

20

Images

1

CSS

12

Optimized

22

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to /professor/Default.asp before it reached this domain.

IP address

Professor.rice.edu 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

professor.rice.edu

rcel.rice.edu

famisweb.rice.edu

staff.rice.edu

students.rice.edu

128.42.207.148

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

professor.rice.edu

128.42.207.148 3600
TXT

professor.rice.edu

3600 Txt: google-site-verification=P87bjZKUXeyvGYtoUKYHwX0MqSMdoJYlCMvluLI5488

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

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

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Professor.rice.edu has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 63.8% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Professor.rice.edu that their server is also located in United States, 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 Professor Rice. 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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