Insights

Google Lighthouse Performance

The Google Lighthouse performance score is a metric that measures the speed and performance of a website. It’s an overall score that ranges from 0 to 100 and is generated based on a number of different performance metrics, such as the time it takes for a website to load, the time it takes for a website to become interactive, the size of the resources used by the website, and other factors that impact the user experience.

A high performance score in Google Lighthouse indicates that a website is fast and responsive, which can lead to a better user experience and improved search engine rankings. On the other hand, a low performance score can indicate that a website is slow and unresponsive, and can negatively impact the user experience.

Mobile Performance
43%
Desktop Performance
58%

Core Web Vitals

Core Web Vitals are a set of specific factors that Google considers important in a webpage’s overall user experience. Core Web Vitals are made up of three specific page speed and user interaction measurements: Largest Contentful PaintFirst Input Delay, and Cumulative Layout Shift.

Pass or fail?

MobileFail
DesktopFail

CWV Breakdown

VitalMobileDesktopTarget
Largest Contentful Paint12.4 s3.1 s< 2.5 s
First Input Delay270 ms60 ms< 100ms
Cumulative Layout Shift0.5180.565 0.1

Tracking scripts

All the tracking scripts on the site generated ~96 KB of data

A tracking script is a code snippet designed to track the flow of visitors who visit a website. Media, advertising, and analytics organisations will provide a script to add to your website that sends data directly to their servers. This data can then be used to measure goals and conversions, analyse user behaviour, and influence advertising campaigns.

Consider how much of this data you actually need and use? How often do you review the analytics data, and does this inform genuine change? Are you actively running social media campaigns? Consider pausing or removing tracking scripts that aren’t being actively used.

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googletagmanager.com 1 96 KB
google-analytics.com 1 0 B

Opportunities

Optimise images2 MB0.345g

By optimising the following images, roughly 2 MB could be removed from the transfer size, about 34%. This would reduce the CO2 generated per page load from 1.01g grams to 0.66 grams.

Images should be optimised for the web for several reasons:

  1. Reduced file size: Optimizing images can result in a smaller file size, which can help to reduce the amount of data that needs to be downloaded. This can lead to faster page load times and improved performance.
  2. Improved user experience: Optimising images can help to improve the overall user experience, as pages with optimised images load faster and are more responsive.
  3. Lower emissions: Optimising images can help to reduce the emissions associated with data transfer, as less data needs to be transmitted over the network.
  4. Better accessibility: Optimising images can make them more accessible to users with slower connections or limited data plans.
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MG_0247.webp 694 KB 15% 450 KB
HO20_MooraboolPS_BallanCourtH-7-LR.webp 532 KB 12% 288 KB
VHRH0520_MelbPS_Horticultural-Hall-1-HR.webp 448 KB 10% 204 KB
Executive-Officer-3.webp 428 KB 9% 184 KB
HM-Exterior-Source_-Hellenic-Museum.webp 410 KB 9% 166 KB
VHRH1467_CarltonCourtH-2-LR.webp 329 KB 7% 85 KB
jacks-2.webp 318 KB 7% 73 KB
HO17_WhittleseaPS_CaromeHomestead-2-LR.webp 311 KB 7% 66 KB
Whose-land-is-it-anyway-3.webp 273 KB 6% 29 KB
Subset large font files45 KB0.01g

Fonts should be subsetted to reduce the file size, improve performance, and reduce emissions. Subsetting a font involves removing any characters that are not needed for a particular use case, resulting in a smaller file size and faster page load times. Some specific reasons why fonts should be subsetted include:

  1. Reduced file size: Subsetting a font removes any unused characters, which can result in a smaller file size. This can help to reduce the amount of data that needs to be downloaded, leading to faster page load times and lower emissions.
  2. Improved performance: Fonts that are subsetted are faster to load and render than fonts that are not subsetted. This can help to improve the overall performance of a website, leading to a better user experience.

Overall, subsetting fonts is a good practice for anyone looking to optimize the performance and reduce the emissions of a website of a website.

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Signifier-Light.woff2 ~37 KB ~20 KB
CentraNo1-BookItalic.woff2 ~31 KB ~14 KB
CentraNo1-Book.woff2 ~29 KB ~12 KB
Replace jQuery and jQuery libraries with more modern code32 KB0.01g

jQuery is a popular and widely-used JavaScript library that simplifies web development by providing a set of tools and functions to interact with HTML documents, handle events, create animations, and make asynchronous HTTP requests.

In the past, jQuery was a very popular choice for web development because it simplified many common tasks and provided a consistent and cross-browser-compatible API. However, with the advancement of modern web technologies and improvements in browser capabilities, the need for jQuery has decreased.

Many modern web frameworks and libraries, such as React and Angular, provide their own set of tools for handling common tasks and interacting with the DOM, making jQuery less necessary in many cases. The Javascript engine in modern browsers have also become more consistent in the feature implementations often eliminating the need for a library like jQuery.

jQuery represents an opportunity because:

  1. Performance: While jQuery is a powerful and useful library, it can slow down website performance due to its large size and complex code. Modern browsers have also improved their native support for many of the features that jQuery provides, reducing the need for it.
  2. Maintainability: jQuery code can be difficult to maintain and update, particularly as web technologies evolve and change. This can make it harder for developers to keep up with best practices and standards for web development.
  3. Accessibility: Some jQuery plugins and features can create accessibility issues, particularly for users who rely on assistive technologies. This can make it harder for people with disabilities to use and access websites.
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jquery.min.js 32 KB
Largest Contentful Paint

Largest Contentful Paint marks the time at which the largest text or image is painted. Learn more about the Largest Contentful Paint metric

MobileDesktop
Score0%30%
Timing12.4 s3.1 s
Total Blocking Time

Sum of all time periods between FCP and Time to Interactive, when task length exceeded 50ms, expressed in milliseconds. Learn more about the Total Blocking Time metric.

MobileDesktop
Score83%100%
Timing260 ms10 ms
Cumulative Layout Shift

Cumulative Layout Shift measures the movement of visible elements within the viewport. Learn more about the Cumulative Layout Shift metric.

MobileDesktop
Score15%12%
Timing0.5180.565
Speed Index

Speed Index shows how quickly the contents of a page are visibly populated. Learn more about the Speed Index metric.

MobileDesktop
Score45%74%
Timing6.1 s1.7 s
Time to Interactive

Time to Interactive is the amount of time it takes for the page to become fully interactive. Learn more about the Time to Interactive metric.

MobileDesktop
Score14%100%
Timing12.7 s0.9 s
Max Potential First Input Delay

The maximum potential First Input Delay that your users could experience is the duration of the longest task. Learn more about the Maximum Potential First Input Delay metric.

MobileDesktop
Score45%100%
Timing270 ms60 ms