Report for ccs.ukzn.ac.za

Overall5.5

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility3.8

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

The following tests contribute to this score:

Experience4.1

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing5.3

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology4.4

How well designed and built the website is.

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Nibbler tested a sample of 5 pages from this website at 3:35 PM on Jan 13, 2021 (GMT).

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Top priorities for website improvement

  • Consider using descriptive words or phrases (e.g. 'News', 'September 2012 financial results') in your anchor tag to benefit search engine optimization. (read more)
  • Check how the website looks using a mobile and a tablet. Consider adding mobile-only styling using media queries. Some websites employ other techniques for mobile visitors which we cannot currently detect. (read more)
  • Define meaningful headings for all webpages. This is likely to help this website's search engine placement and assist visitors in navigating content. (read more)

Twitter0.0

This website does not appear to be associated with a Twitter account.

  • This website did not contain a link to Twitter.
    • Sign up for a Twitter account and make sure it is linked to from your site.

Headings0.0

  • No pages were found to be using defined headings. This means that users and search engines may find it harder to determine the content of this website's page. Correctly defined headings aid accessibility and are particularly important for search engine optimization.
    • Define meaningful headings for all webpages. This is likely to help this website's search engine placement and assist visitors in navigating content.

Printability0.0

0% of pages are optimized for printing

Popularity0.0

  • This website has not yet been ranked by Alexa.
    • If this website is new, this is probably normal. Drive traffic to the website to get an Alexa ranking.

Source: Alexa

URL format2.0

  • 4 URLs are particularly hard to type or remember.
    • Consider URL rewriting as an effective and transparent means of creating appropriate URLs. URLs using unusual characters (such as semi-colons or underscores), long numerals or complex phrasing are very difficult for real people to use or exchange. They also tend to be less favoured by search engines. Wherever possible ensure web addresses are 'human readable' - i.e. they should be easy to read, remember and type. In particular, avoid the use of obscure characters (including the underscore, which is not widely understood by non-technical users, or particularly memorable) and long numerals, e.g. example.com/23857984325.
  • 4 URLs are 'dirty'. 'Dirty' URLs include one or more parameters after a question mark (e.g. www.example.com/?pagename=news), instead of a clean URL (e.g. www.example.com/news). Dirty URLs should generally be avoided wherever possible - they are almost impossible for human beings to remember, may expose the technology of the website to hackers and can confuse search engines among other problems. Their use is sometimes necessary for specific applications, and acceptable in small amounts.
  • 4 URLs include a file extension.
    • Avoid use of file extensions wherever possible. File extensions appear at the end of web addresses, and have several negative effects. They make the address harder to remember or type (particularly for non-technical users), and can reveal the underlying technology of the website making it very slightly more vulnerable to hackers. They also tie the implementation of the website to a specific technology, which can make subsequent migration of URLs difficult. Consider URL rewriting as an effective and transparent means of creating appropriate URLs.

Mobile2.6

Mobile screenshot of ccs.ukzn.ac.zaTablet screenshot of ccs.ukzn.ac.za
  • None of this website appears to be optimized for viewing on a mobile or tablet (using CSS media queries). It is important to make sure your content is optimized for a wide range of devices as a growing percentage of web browsing is done on phones and tablets.
  • This website was found to use elements of Adobe Flash. Flash is commonly used to add interactivity or video to a website, but it can only be viewed on devices which have the Flash plugin. The Flash plugin is not available to many mobile phones and tablets so they cannot view Flash content. Additionally, web spiders like Google also have problems spidering Flash based content, so heavy use of Flash may not be good for SEO.
    • Consider the use of Flash carefully. Where possible, change elements made in Flash for HTML equivalents. If this is not possible, try and provide a Flash alternative.

Meta tags3.6

  • All pages include at least some metadata, but only 20.0% of pages have a description meta tag. The description meta data is important as it appears on Google's search result pages.

Meta Tags (http-equiv attribute)

Page URLNameContent
ccs.ukzn.ac.za/Content-Typetext/html; charset=iso-8859-1
ccs.ukzn.ac.za/default.asp?11,61Content-Typetext/html; charset=iso-8859-1
ccs.ukzn.ac.za/default.asp?3,10Content-Typetext/html; charset=iso-8859-1
ccs.ukzn.ac.za/default.asp?10,5Content-Typetext/html; charset=iso-8859-1
ccs.ukzn.ac.za/default.asp?5,50Content-Typetext/html; charset=iso-8859-1

Server behavior7.0

Yes404 page

NoCompression

Images8.0

97% of images have a clearly defined size

4371 images are being resized by the browser