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Last tested: 2017-08-29

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brookings.edu Mobile Usability: 97/100
brookings.edu Mobile Usability Test Quick Overview

Size tap targets appropriately

Some of the links/buttons on your webpage may be too small for a user to easily tap on a touchscreen. Consider making these tap targets larger to provide a better user experience.
The following tap targets are close to other nearby tap targets and may need additional spacing around them.
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The tap target <a href="https://www.br…cial-mobility/" class="cta">Learn More  Arrow</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
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The tap target <a href="https://www.br…/john-r-allen/">John R. Allen</a> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
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The tap target <a href="https://www.br…her-education/" class="label">Higher Education</a> and 7 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.br…oan-borrowers/">Understanding…loan borrowers</a> and 4 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.br…s/adam-looney/">Adam Looney</a> and 8 others are close to other tap targets.
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The tap target <a href="https://www.br…cs-government/">U.S. Politics &amp; Government</a> is close to 3 other tap targets.
The tap target <label for="newsletterInput">Enter Email</label> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <input id="newsletterInput" type="email" name="hubspot_contact[email]" class="form-control"> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <input type="submit"> is close to 2 other tap targets.
brookings.edu Mobile Speed: 51/100
brookings.edu Mobile Speed Test Quick Overview

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

Your page has 2 blocking script resources and 3 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
https://www.brookings.edu/_static/??-eJzTLy/QzcxLz…GpgaG5oYmhoUkWACUpIJ8=
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Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
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https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=PT+Serif%3…%2C700italic&ver=4.8.1
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/themes/brooki…ding.css?m=1502995642g
Avoid landing page redirects

Your page has 2 redirects. Redirects introduce additional delays before the page can be loaded.
Avoid landing page redirects for the following chain of redirected URLs.
http://brookings.edu/
http://www.brookings.edu/
https://www.brookings.edu/
Optimize images

Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 168.8KiB (74% reduction).
Compressing and resizing https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/themes/brooki…ges/brookings-doha.jpg could save 98.1KiB (97% reduction).
Compressing and resizing https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/themes/brooki…es/brookings-china.jpg could save 58KiB (96% reduction).
Compressing https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/themes/brooki…es/brookings-india.jpg could save 12.7KiB (19% reduction).
Leverage browser caching

Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
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https://js.hs-scripts.com/241939.js (15 seconds)
https://cdn.optimizely.com/js/6039381180.js?ver=1.0 (2.1 minutes)
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https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id=GTM-WHWFZ5 (15 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/signals/config/392802544219059?v=2.7.20 (20 minutes)
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js?ver=1.0 (30 minutes)
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https://js-agent.newrelic.com/nr-1044.min.js (2 hours)
https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)

brookings.edu Mobile Resources


Total Resources73
Number of Hosts39
Static Resources40
JavaScript Resources28
CSS Resources6

brookings.edu Mobile Resource Breakdown