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Mobile Usability

93/100

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Mobile Speed

57/100

Bad

Last tested: 2017-08-27

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theverge.com Mobile Usability: 93/100
theverge.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="https://www.th…page-follow-us">Welcome to Ver…e on Facebook!</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…/users/lopatto">Elizabeth Lopatto</a> and 41 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…-otto-kalanick">Here’s our fir…ucking venture</a> and 5 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…-first-look-ui">Google’s myste…S has a UI now</a> and 21 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <div class="c-entry-stat--words">2 comments…/ new</div> and 14 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…ok-ui#comments">2 comments…/ new</a> and 50 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…rs-three-years">Apple will pro…tional issues”</a> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.th…ers/ChrisWelch">Chris Welch</a> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.recode.net/">recode_logomar…From Recode</a> and 2 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://www.polygon.com/">From Polygon</a> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/community-guidelines">Community Guidelines</a> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="http://www.voxmedia.com" class="u-block">Vox Media</a> and 2 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="http://www.voxmedia.com">Vox Media</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
theverge.com Mobile Speed: 57/100
theverge.com Mobile Speed Test Quick Overview

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

Your page has 1 blocking script resources and 1 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
https://optimize-stats.voxmedia.com/loader.min.js?key=efd28c71b5699c36
Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
https://www.theverge.com/style/community/372/d0aa5…a1823851763/chorus.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://theverge.com/
http://www.theverge.com/
https://www.theverge.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://static.adsafeprotected.com/skeleton.js (expiration not specified)
https://tags.api.umbel.com/lrjhazrpqbgtnrij/w.js (expiration not specified)
https://hymnal-prod.vox-cdn.com/ads/bmw_click_goal…8c0-44939fbe5b2e/ad.js (60 seconds)
https://hymnal-prod.vox-cdn.com/ads/mars_chocolate…06b-1ff5ec7eb0f0/ad.js (60 seconds)
https://optimize-stats.voxmedia.com/loader.min.js?key=efd28c71b5699c36 (5 minutes)
https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id=GTM-W8JKW6 (15 minutes)
https://www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js (15 minutes)
https://cdn.krxd.net/controltag?confid=JImcjrMY (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbds.js (20 minutes)
https://cdn.krxd.net/userdata/get?pub=36b99e73-5c7…ck=kx_partner_segments (30 minutes)
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/lidar.js (60 minutes)
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/osd.js (60 minutes)
https://s.skimresources.com/js/66960X1514734.skimlinks.js (60 minutes)
https://tradex-d.openx.net/w/1.0/jstag (60 minutes)
https://www.google-analytics.com/plugins/ua/linkid.js (60 minutes)
https://www.googletagservices.com/dcm/dcmads.js (60 minutes)
https://static.chartbeat.com/js/campaign_tracker.js (2 hours)
https://static.chartbeat.com/js/chartbeat.js (2 hours)
https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)
https://z.moatads.com/essencedigital34895338176918…referral_bsg=undefined (2.3 hours)
https://z.moatads.com/voxcustomdfp152282307853/moatad.js (5.2 hours)
Optimize images

Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 71.8KiB (29% reduction).
Compressing https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=…kwEQARgBMgjCHtNZ2jVfQA could save 37.6KiB (66% reduction).
Compressing https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/imag…dr-logo.1473954443.png could save 29.3KiB (17% reduction).
Compressing https://s0.2mdn.net/3876774/liftgate_300x250.jpg could save 4.9KiB (21% reduction).

theverge.com Mobile Resources


Total Resources222
Number of Hosts84
Static Resources59
JavaScript Resources64
CSS Resources2

theverge.com Mobile Resource Breakdown