Report Summary

  • 63

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    77% of other websites

  • 95

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 90% of websites

  • 92

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    86% of websites

  • 100

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    96% of websites

transportdirect.info

Transport Direct

Page Load Speed

1.8 sec in total

First Response

204 ms

Resources Loaded

1.1 sec

Page Rendered

464 ms

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About Website

Click here to check amazing Transport Direct content. Otherwise, check out these important facts you probably never knew about transportdirect.info

Transport Direct - Britain's public transport journey planner and car route planner. Plus train times, travel news, car parks, bus routes, and more.

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Key Findings

We analyzed Transportdirect.info page load time and found that the first response time was 204 ms and then it took 1.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 25% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

transportdirect.info performance score

63

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.6 s

13/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value5.3 s

22/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value6.3 s

42/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value20 ms

100/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0

100/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value5.2 s

74/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

transport-direct-website-closes-on-30-september-2014

204 ms

govuk-template-78368781f77ad5f036d7f8bada53f0034cbc4b5ddb127d4cf0380702a1f77864.css

243 ms

fonts-5ff8c53913434afd0072a480d7cfca67cace4c8d03f6ef96b78a4455728ce745.css

371 ms

header-footer-only-11a534db696a4a58bd32cdc16a397b1712fbd17268f60e0263d477911fd9be2d.css

262 ms

base-42a6d283a6693d4e87faf5e997c1f2677ba2b899a84dfdc3adea75ac298f0b81.css

292 ms

Our browser made a total of 24 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 0% of them (0 request) were addressed to the original Transportdirect.info, 8% (2 requests) were made to and 8% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (371 ms) relates to the external source Assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 754.3 kB (63%)

Content Size

1.2 MB

After Optimization

440.9 kB

In fact, the total size of Transportdirect.info main page is 1.2 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. CSS take 784.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 16.1 kB

  • Original 23.1 kB
  • After minification 21.1 kB
  • After compression 6.9 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 16.1 kB or 70% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-9%

Potential reduce by 6.9 kB

  • Original 75.0 kB
  • After minification 68.1 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. Transport Direct images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-66%

Potential reduce by 205.1 kB

  • Original 312.9 kB
  • After minification 310.4 kB
  • After compression 107.8 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 205.1 kB or 66% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-67%

Potential reduce by 526.2 kB

  • Original 784.3 kB
  • After minification 780.7 kB
  • After compression 258.1 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. Transportdirect.info needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 526.2 kB or 67% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 10 (48%)

Requests Now

21

After Optimization

11

The browser has sent 21 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Transport Direct. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 7 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

transportdirect.info accessibility score

95

Accessibility Issues

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

transportdirect.info best practices score

92

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

SEO Factors

transportdirect.info SEO score

100

Search Engine Optimization Advices

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

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 Transportdirect.info 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 Transportdirect.info 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 Transport Direct. 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: