The latest website launch for Shoreline attorney Ginger Boyle, who specializes in collaborative divorce and divorce mediation.
This project involved rebuilding a non-mobile friendly GoDaddy Site Builder website into a more accessible, mobile friendly WordPress site. Web server requests – the primary factor in slow page load speeds – were reduced 20% from 42 to 34, and overall homepage size was reduced 45% from 1.3 Mb to 715 Kb. Google Lighthouse mobile speed benchmarks improved from 24 to 97/100.
|Performance Metric||old GoDaddy website||New WordPress Website|
|Google Lighthouse: Accessibility||48/100||97/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Best Practices||67/100||100/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Mobile Speed||24/100||97/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Desktop Speed||96/100||89/100|
|Google Lighthouse: Search Engine Optimization||91/100||91/100|
|WebPageTest Speed Index||1.905||2.420|
|Total Homepage File Size||1.302 Mb (144 Kb Images + 80 Kb Scripts + 20 Kb CSS + 1 Mb Fonts + 9 Kb HTML)||715 Kb (125 Kb Images + 295 Kb Scripts + 93 Kb CSS + Kb Fonts + Kb HTML)|
|Total Web Server Requests||42 (4 Images + 10 Scripts + 2 CSS + 24 Fonts + 2 HTML)||34 (6 Images +11 Scripts + 12 CSS + 3 Other + 2 HTML)|
|Estimated Mobile Homepage Load Time||~2 seconds||~2.4 seconds|
WebPage Test Speed Index: median = ~3.591; top 10% = <1.388
In 2022, the average page size = ~2.4 Mb and median page size = ~2.1 Mb.
Database-driven websites, like WordPress, are more performance optimized when server requests are < 40 – 60.
Branding & Visual Design: Heidi Grace
Portraiture: Ingrid Page-Sheldon
Videography: The Crouch Group
WordPress Theme Development: Scott Marlow