Report Summary

  • 25

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    45% of other websites

  • 96

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 92% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    47% of websites

  • 89

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    72% of websites

thenec.co.uk

Welcome to our Event Venue | the NEC, Birmingham

Page Load Speed

7.1 sec in total

First Response

294 ms

Resources Loaded

6.4 sec

Page Rendered

356 ms

thenec.co.uk screenshot

About Website

Visit thenec.co.uk now to see the best up-to-date The NEC content for United Kingdom and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about thenec.co.uk

The NEC Birmingham is the UK’s No 1 venue for shows, exhibitions, meetings and events. We have all types of events and event hire space. Come on in...

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Key Findings

We analyzed Thenec.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 294 ms and then it took 6.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

thenec.co.uk performance score

25

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.6 s

32/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value12.2 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value11.8 s

4/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value770 ms

38/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.277

44/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value9.1 s

33/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

thenec.co.uk

294 ms

www.thenec.co.uk

433 ms

e050edc5-c16e-44cd-be61-4bf244a7d648.css

54 ms

Styles.minified.css

2287 ms

jquery.min.js

34 ms

Our browser made a total of 42 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 24% of them (10 requests) were addressed to the original Thenec.co.uk, 52% (22 requests) were made to D1p6efn5gbjkhi.cloudfront.net and 5% (2 requests) were made to Fast.fonts.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.5 sec) belongs to the original domain Thenec.co.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 3.0 MB (32%)

Content Size

9.3 MB

After Optimization

6.3 MB

In fact, the total size of Thenec.co.uk main page is 9.3 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. 85% 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 9.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-79%

Potential reduce by 35.5 kB

  • Original 45.2 kB
  • After minification 41.6 kB
  • After compression 9.7 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. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 35.5 kB or 79% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-31%

Potential reduce by 2.9 MB

  • Original 9.1 MB
  • After minification 6.3 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. Obviously, The NEC needs image optimization as it can save up to 2.9 MB or 31% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-53%

Potential reduce by 39.5 kB

  • Original 74.2 kB
  • After minification 69.5 kB
  • After compression 34.7 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 39.5 kB or 53% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-81%

Potential reduce by 77.3 kB

  • Original 96.0 kB
  • After minification 96.0 kB
  • After compression 18.7 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. Thenec.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 77.3 kB or 81% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 14 (37%)

Requests Now

38

After Optimization

24

The browser has sent 38 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The NEC. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 9 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

thenec.co.uk accessibility score

96

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

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

thenec.co.uk best practices score

75

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

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

thenec.co.uk SEO score

89

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

    N/A

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Thenec.co.uk 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 Thenec.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.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of The NEC. 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: