News Grid Magazine Theme – PageSpeed Score 38:31

Theme Created:  2013-09-19   Full Theme Description   DEMO

News Grid is very powerful WP theme packed with a bunch of easy to configure options to make the site unique. It is fully responsive and comes with multiply Hero options (parallax image, fullwidth video or slider), 7 different home page layout options, unlimited color schemes, unlimited gallery templates and box child theme. Premium Kodda Mega Menu,  social media widget and Advanced Rating System are included.

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W3C Validator

Validator performs the markup validation of HTML and XHTML documents and allows to evaluate the technical quality of web page code. It is important for browser compatibility and site usability.

Result of Home Page validation: 15 errors

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Performance evaluation via PageSpeed Insights on Desktop and Mobile Device

Analysis was done for the Home Page of theme demo. PageSpeed Insights fetches a site with a webkit renderer that emulates both mobile and desktop devices and takes into account characteristics of mobile networks.
The results returned by the PageSpeed Insights API includes the following information: PageSpeed score, summary statistics for the page and PageSpeed results for rules based on general principles of web page performance.

1. PageSpeed score

The PageSpeed Score (0-100) indicates how much faster a page could be. A high score indicates little room for improvement, while a low score indicates more room for improvement.
From the point of theme evaluating this characteristic shows how in the theme had taken into account the data processing, minification and optimal loading.

  Desktop PageSpeed Score

38 / 100

  Mobile PageSpeed Score

31 / 100

2. Page Statistic - Breakdown of page resources size

IMPORTANT! Sizes for HTML, text, CSS and JS resources in statistic are shown as for uncompressed ones.

Number and total size of all requests

DesktopMobile
Total size of all requests (considering the compression of HTML, text, CSS and JS resources)4092 KB4239 KB
Number of requests221209

As we can see from graph and summary table:

  • The amount of downloaded data for desktop and mobile devices is virtually identical (the difference is not over 10%).
  • The page is too heavy - especially for mobile devices: mobile users may just close the site before the end of its loading.
  • The number of requests for mobile devices has decreased by 12. Good work!

 

3. PageSpeed results

PageSpeed analyzes web pages using rules based on main principles of web page performance and generates result for each rule. Following table shows results of the evaluation and recommendations for rules, which performance depends on the quality of the theme source code.

RuleDesktopMobile
Avoid landing page redirects
Theme has no redirects.
Reduce server response time
In our test, server responded in 3.1 seconds. There are dozens of potential factors which may slow down the response of server: slow application logic, slow database queries, slow routing, frameworks, libraries, resource CPU starvation, or memory starvation.
Minify CSS
Compacting CSS code can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
Minify HTML
Compacting HTML code, including any inline JavaScript and CSS contained in it, can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
Minify JavaScript
Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
Theme has 6 blocking script resources and 16 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering Theme.
Optimize images
Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Prioritize visible content
You have the above-the-fold content properly prioritized.
Description
   Fixing this would have a measurable impact on page performance.
    Fixing of this rule slightly helps to improve page performance.
  There is nothing to improve. Good job!
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