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Mobile Usability

98/100

Good

Mobile Speed

53/100

Bad

Last tested: 2017-08-27

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theatlantic.com Mobile Usability: 98/100
theatlantic.com 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.
The tap target <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="c-nav__link ha…xpandable-menu">Search</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/author/david-a-graham/">David A. Graham</a> and 40 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="http://www.the…/most-popular/" class="homepage-module-rubric rubric">More Top Stories</a> and 3 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="http://www.the….com/politics/" class="homepage-modul…-policy-rubric">Politics &amp; Pol…all coverage »</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <button class="all_coverage_btn">all coverage »</button> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <gpt-ad id="ad-native-hp2" class="ad ad-native-hp"></gpt-ad> and 2 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/" class="c-btn c-btn--home">Home</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="c-btn c-btn--twitter">Tweet</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
theatlantic.com Mobile Speed: 53/100
theatlantic.com Mobile Speed Test Quick Overview

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

Your page has 2 blocking script resources and 1 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
https://cdn.optimizely.com/js/335305610.js
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/static/b/theatl…ad.min.82caef83c29a.js
Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/static/b/theatl…e.min.f56b9e054fa9.css
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://theatlantic.com/
http://www.theatlantic.com/
https://www.theatlantic.com/
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:
https://js.adsrvr.org/universal_pixel.1.1.1.js (expiration not specified)
https://js.adsrvr.org/up_loader.1.1.0.js (expiration not specified)
https://cdn.optimizely.com/js/335305610.js (2.1 minutes)
https://rules.quantcount.com/rules-p-b0K-eQJGBXxXE.js (5 minutes)
https://cdn.blueconic.net/theatlantic.js (10 minutes)
https://www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js (15 minutes)
https://cdn.krxd.net/controltag/qrixx06d0.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbds.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/signals/config/1407501962855831?v=2.7.6 (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/signals/config/142214392857487?v=2.7.6 (20 minutes)
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https://contextual.media.net/bidexchange.js?cid=8C…22&version=3.3&https=1 (30 minutes)
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js (30 minutes)
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https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/osd.js (60 minutes)
https://us-ads.openx.net/w/1.0/jstag (60 minutes)
https://static.chartbeat.com/js/chartbeat_mab.js (2 hours)
https://static.chartbeat.com/js/chartbeat_video.js (2 hours)
https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)
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Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 71KiB (27% reduction).
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Enable compression

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Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 8.2KiB (60% reduction).
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theatlantic.com Mobile Resources


Total Resources185
Number of Hosts67
Static Resources59
JavaScript Resources58
CSS Resources1

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