Report Summary

  • 19

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    36% of other websites

  • 86

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 62% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 89

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    67% of websites

westvalley.edu

Homepage | West Valley College

Page Load Speed

3.7 sec in total

First Response

275 ms

Resources Loaded

2.8 sec

Page Rendered

629 ms

westvalley.edu screenshot

About Website

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West Valley College is a public California Community College offering exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, dynamic career programs for today’s job market, AA/AS...

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Key Findings

We analyzed Westvalley.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 275 ms and then it took 3.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 60% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

westvalley.edu performance score

19

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.4 s

16/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value32.4 s

0/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value9.1 s

14/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,480 ms

4/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.077

95/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value19.2 s

2/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

westvalley.edu

275 ms

www.westvalley.edu

632 ms

all.css

52 ms

v4-shims.css

64 ms

all.css

341 ms

Our browser made a total of 113 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 73% of them (82 requests) were addressed to the original Westvalley.edu, 6% (7 requests) were made to Googletagmanager.com and 4% (5 requests) were made to Use.fontawesome.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (990 ms) belongs to the original domain Westvalley.edu.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 451.5 kB (6%)

Content Size

7.7 MB

After Optimization

7.2 MB

In fact, the total size of Westvalley.edu main page is 7.7 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. Only a small number of websites need less resources to load. Images take 7.0 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-89%

Potential reduce by 276.8 kB

  • Original 312.4 kB
  • After minification 260.6 kB
  • After compression 35.7 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 51.9 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 276.8 kB or 89% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-2%

Potential reduce by 157.9 kB

  • Original 7.0 MB
  • After minification 6.8 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. West Valley images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-4%

Potential reduce by 8.1 kB

  • Original 201.7 kB
  • After minification 201.7 kB
  • After compression 193.5 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

CSS Optimization

-6%

Potential reduce by 8.8 kB

  • Original 149.1 kB
  • After minification 149.1 kB
  • After compression 140.4 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. Westvalley.edu has all CSS files already compressed.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 35 (33%)

Requests Now

105

After Optimization

70

The browser has sent 105 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of West Valley. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 26 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 11 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

westvalley.edu accessibility score

86

Accessibility Issues

ARIA

These are opportunities to improve the usage of ARIA in your application which may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

[role]s are not contained by their required parent element

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

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

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>).

High

List items (<li>) are not contained within <ul> or <ol> parent elements.

Best Practices

westvalley.edu 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

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Displays images with incorrect aspect ratio

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

High

Missing source maps for large first-party JavaScript

SEO Factors

westvalley.edu SEO score

89

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

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 Westvalley.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 Westvalley.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.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of West Valley. 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: