Newspaper Theme – PageSpeed Score 100:100

Theme Created:  2013-09-04   Full Theme Description   DEMO

This is the fastest newspaper theme available.All the queries are hand inspected to be optimal, all the images and resources are carefully compress to make the site load blazing fast and all the scripts are profiled and modified to run at top speed.
Easily adding javascripts without worrying about incompatibilities between the theme and your scripts. Newspaper uses a very small number of external libraries so it’s very easy to add new features to this theme.
All the html used is HTML 5 valid and it’s incredibly easy to work with.

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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: 13 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

99 / 100

  Mobile PageSpeed Score

99 / 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

Desktop Mobile
Total size of all requests (considering the compression of HTML, text, CSS and JS resources) 1553 KB 1523 KB
Number of requests 78 82

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%).
  • Total page size does not exceed the reasonable values ​​for page loading on a mobile device.
  • The number of requests for a mobile device has increased by 4 which further decreases the page load speed.


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.

Rule Desktop Mobile
Avoid landing page redirects
Theme has no redirects.
Reduce server response time
Server responded quickly. 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
Your JavaScript content is minified.
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
You have no render blocking resources.
Optimize images
Your images are optimized.
Prioritize visible content
You have the above-the-fold content properly prioritized.
   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!