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Mobile Usability

99/100

Good

Mobile Speed

59/100

Bad

Last tested: 2017-09-13

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theguardian.com Mobile Usability: 99/100
theguardian.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 <button id="main-menu-toggle" class="veggie-burger-…e-checkbox u-h"> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us" class="pillar-link pi…urrent-section">news</a> and 3 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…s/lifeandstyle" class="pillar-link">life</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <label for="main-menu-toggle" class="veggie-burger js-change-link">All sections</label> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…an.com/us-news" class="subnav-link">US</a> and 7 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…an.com/us-news" class="subnav-link">US</a> and 9 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…te-2016/latest" class="fc-item__link">the  minute</a> is close to 2 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…tball#comments" class="fc-trail__coun…--commentcount">69</a> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…eport#comments" class="fc-trail__coun…--commentcount">359</a> and 2 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…ws/us-politics" class="submeta__link">US politics</a> and 3 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…ws/us-politics" class="submeta__link">US politics</a> and 3 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://jobs.t…TER_US_GU_JOBS">jobs</a> and 17 others are close to other tap targets.
theguardian.com Mobile Speed: 59/100
theguardian.com Mobile Speed Test Quick Overview

Avoid landing page redirects

Your page has 3 redirects. Redirects introduce additional delays before the page can be loaded.
Avoid landing page redirects for the following chain of redirected URLs.
http://theguardian.com/
https://theguardian.com/
https://www.theguardian.com/
https://www.theguardian.com/us
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://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/geolocation (expiration not specified)
https://cdn-gl.imrworldwide.com/conf/P505182AA-1D7…8-8287-AA222CD05424.js (expiration not specified)
https://secure-au.imrworldwide.com/v60.js (expiration not specified)
https://secure-dcr.imrworldwide.com/novms/js/2/ggcmb510.js (expiration not specified)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/news-alert/alerts (30 seconds)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/discussion/…7tgb,/p/77thx,/p/77x3b (60 seconds)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/most-read-geo.json (60 seconds)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/weatherapi/city.json (60 seconds)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/weatherapi/…37169.json?_edition=us (60 seconds)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/weatherapi/…37169.json?_edition=us (60 seconds)
https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/ad_status.js (15 minutes)
https://www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js (15 minutes)
https://cdn.krxd.net/controltag/JVZiE3vn.js (20 minutes)
https://cdn.krxd.net/controltag?confid=JVZiE3vn (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/signals/config/279880532344561?v=2.7.21 (20 minutes)
https://beacon.krxd.net/cookie2json?callback=Krux.…fault.kxjsonp_3pevents (30 minutes)
https://cdn.krxd.net/userdata/get?pub=2196ddf0-947…fault.kxjsonp_userdata (30 minutes)
https://api.nextgen.guardianapps.co.uk/morpheus.theguardian.12918.js (60 minutes)
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/osd.js (60 minutes)
https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)
https://ml314.com/tag.aspx?1282017 (9 hours)
Prioritize visible content

Your page requires additional network round trips to render the above-the-fold content. For best performance, reduce the amount of HTML needed to render above-the-fold content.
71.3KiB of the HTML response was required to render the above-the-fold content. This requires 3 network round-trips. Prioritize the above-the-fold content so that it can be rendered with only the first 2 round-trips' worth of HTML.
Only about 59% of the final above-the-fold content could be rendered with the HTML delivered within 2 round-trips.
Optimize images

Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 65KiB (76% reduction).
Compressing https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/simgad/12690946527164298446 could save 64KiB (75% reduction).
Compressing https://interactive.guim.co.uk/thrashers/secure-dr…hed/empty.db892fb1.gif could save 1KiB (93% reduction).
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 HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 2.3KiB (39% reduction).
Minifying https://secure-gl.imrworldwide.com/storageframe.html could save 1.2KiB (35% reduction) after compression.
Minifying https://cdn-gl.imrworldwide.com/novms/html/ls.html could save 1.1KiB (45% reduction) after compression.

theguardian.com Mobile Resources


Total Resources193
Number of Hosts51
Static Resources102
JavaScript Resources51
CSS Resources3

theguardian.com Mobile Resource Breakdown