Puzzles Magazine/Review Theme – PageSpeed Score 51:43

Theme Created:  2013-09-27   Full Theme Description   DEMO

Puzzles is an original designed theme for WordPress with great opportunities. This theme has flexible system of setup for the entire blog, for each of its categories and even every single post or page. Puzzles theme has an unlimited number of sidebars, that can be easily created or deleted in the Theme Options.
Each of the post can have its own style and rating criteria. Sets of criteria for rating can be created for each category. All visitors of website will have a chance to participate in evaluation:  they will be able to take a look at the rating from the post’s author, average rating from other visitors, as well as they themselves can vote. Widget «Top 10» will help display the best materials both in author’s opinion and by the results of user’s vote.

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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: 18 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

51 / 100

  Mobile PageSpeed Score

43 / 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) 1081 KB 1040 KB
Number of requests 85 84

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 desktop and mobile devices is virtually identical.

 

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
In our test, server responded in 0.24 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 3 blocking script resources and 13 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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