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Web Performance Awards – June 2016

by Lubos Kmetko on July 8, 2016
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How did Awwwards winning websites deal with performance optimization in June 2016?

We have tested 30 winners of the Awwwards Site of the Day. (Check the end of the article for How we test.)

Top 10

1. Google Play Redesign – 87/100

  • PageSpeed Insights Mobile: 84
  • PageSpeed Insights Desktop: 96
  • WebPagetest: 83

2. Seedlip – 82/100

  • PageSpeed Insights Mobile: 75
  • PageSpeed Insights Desktop: 91
  • WebPagetest: 80

3. Waaark – 80/100

  • PageSpeed Insights Mobile: 74
  • PageSpeed Insights Desktop: 100
  • WebPagetest: 73

4th – 10th place

  1. Mockup Editor – present your designs – 79/100
  2. TIMELIKES – 75/100
  3. Fantasy Shopping – 72/100
  4. Resn – 71/100
  5. Indian Type Foundry – 71/100
  6. Locomotive – 70/100
  7. NewActon – 69/100

Last 3

The lowest 3 results in our test were:

  1. This Was Louise’s Phone – 33/100
  2. KM05 | KITAMURA MAKURA – 32/100
  3. Worlds Apart Film – 22/100

Complete results

You can check out complete results in this spreadsheet.

Google PageSpeed Insights

The following table shows how many sites passed Google PageSpeed Insights rules:

Mobile Desktop
Passed Consider Fixing Should Fix Passed Consider Fixing Should Fix
Avoid landing page redirects 97% 3% o% 100% 0% 0%
Reduce server response time 76% 14% 10% 76% 21% 3%
Leverage browser caching 0% 55% 45% 0% 76% 24%
Enable compression 48% 28% 24% 52% 28% 20%
Minify HTML 79% 21% 0% 79% 21% 0%
Minify CSS 86% 10% 4% 90% 7% 3%
Minify JavaScript 59% 38% 3% 62% 34% 3%
Optimize images 42% 34% 24% 41% 31% 28%
Prioritize visible content 52% 48% 0% 52% 48% 0%
Eliminate render-blocking JS and CSS in above-the-fold content 3% 14% 83% 4% 48% 48%

Legend:

  • Passed – No significant issues found. Good job!
  • Consider Fixing – Consider fixing this if it is not a lot of work
  • Should Fix – Fixing this would have a measurable impact on page performance

WebPagetest

What optimization grades did websites get from WebPagetest?

A-B C-D F (X)
First Byte Time 83% 3% 13%
Keep-alive Enabled 90% 3% 7%
Compress Transfer 60% 20% 20%
Compress Images 30% 10% 60%
Cache static content 30% 3% 67%
Effective use of CDN 20% 80%

How we test

Google PageSpeed Insights

We test each website home page with Google PageSpeed Insights and count the average score from the Mobile and Desktop results.

WebPagetest

We test each website home page with WebPagetest and calculate the score from the result grades as follows:

  • A – 100
  • B – 80
  • C – 60
  • D – 40
  • F – 0

Effective use of CDN criteria is either Yes (100) or X (No – 0).

Total Score

The total score is calculated as an average from the Google PageSpeed Insights score and the WebPagetest score. The maximum score any site can get is 100.

About the author

Lubos Kmetko

Lubos Kmetko started to work for Xfive (formerly XHTMLized) as a front-end developer in 2006. He currently helps with business operations and writes for the Xfive blog.

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