Report Summary

  • 48

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    67% of other websites

  • 98

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 94% of websites

  • 83

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    56% of websites

  • 97

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    91% of websites

york.gov.uk

City of York Council website home page – City of York Council

Page Load Speed

3.1 sec in total

First Response

157 ms

Resources Loaded

2.8 sec

Page Rendered

174 ms

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About Website

Welcome to york.gov.uk homepage info - get ready to check York best content for United Kingdom right away, or after learning these important things about york.gov.uk

We provide local government services to around 200,000 people in an area covering approximately 105 square miles. City of York Council: West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA. Telephone: 01904 5515...

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Key Findings

We analyzed York.gov.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 157 ms and then it took 3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

york.gov.uk performance score

48

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value3.2 s

42/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value4.4 s

39/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value4.9 s

65/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value380 ms

70/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.805

5/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value6.9 s

54/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

york.gov.uk

157 ms

www.york.gov.uk

535 ms

css

38 ms

orbit.css

210 ms

standard.css

331 ms

Our browser made a total of 43 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 77% of them (33 requests) were addressed to the original York.gov.uk, 9% (4 requests) were made to Browsealoud.com and 5% (2 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.3 sec) belongs to the original domain York.gov.uk.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 82.7 kB (10%)

Content Size

795.2 kB

After Optimization

712.5 kB

In fact, the total size of York.gov.uk main page is 795.2 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. 25% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 482.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-83%

Potential reduce by 75.5 kB

  • Original 91.2 kB
  • After minification 74.8 kB
  • After compression 15.8 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 16.4 kB, which is 18% 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 75.5 kB or 83% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 6.5 kB

  • Original 482.8 kB
  • After minification 476.3 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. York images are well optimized though.

JavaScript Optimization

-0%

Potential reduce by 315 B

  • Original 169.0 kB
  • After minification 169.0 kB
  • After compression 168.7 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. This website has mostly compressed JavaScripts.

CSS Optimization

-1%

Potential reduce by 424 B

  • Original 52.2 kB
  • After minification 52.2 kB
  • After compression 51.7 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. York.gov.uk has all CSS files already compressed.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 12 (31%)

Requests Now

39

After Optimization

27

The browser has sent 39 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of York. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 10 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

york.gov.uk accessibility score

98

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

york.gov.uk best practices score

83

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

High

Browser errors were logged to the console

SEO Factors

york.gov.uk SEO score

97

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

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 York.gov.uk 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 York.gov.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 York. 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: