johnvincent.io Website Validation

Verify the Website Implementation

johnvincent.io Website Validation

by John Vincent


Posted on August 9, 2018


This document discusses validation issues for the www.johnvincent.io website.

It references the Website Validation Reference

Using the Website Validation Reference, the following were the issues found and their solutions.

Check for Vulnerabilities

Using Snyk

Snyk reported no issues.


Favicons

For details, see Using Favicons

Ran the Favicon checker for www.johnvincent.io

As the favicons are created by a Gatsby plugin, there is nothing I can do at this moment.

iOS Safari

Problems:

  • The high resolution Touch icon is absent
  • There is no Touch icon in the root directory

Windows 8 and 10

Problems:

  • There is no Browser Configuration file at https://www.johnvincent.io/browserconfig.xml
  • There is no tile icon for Windows
  • The Browser Configuration file is absent

Mac OS X El Capitan Safari

Problems:

  • The mask icon for Safari pinned tabs is absent
  • The mask icon has no color

Classic, desktop browsers

  • There is no favicon.ico in the root of your web site
  • Image https://www.johnvincent.io/icons/icon-48x48.png may not be useful regarding its size
  • There is an icon for classic browsers

Web App Manifest

For details, see About Web App Manifests

No additional issues found.


Meta tags for search engines

Keywords

meta-title
meta-description
meta-keywords

are already codes for all pages.


Meta Tags for Google, Facebook and Twitter

For details, see Configuring Meta Tags

All tests passed.

Facebook

All tests passed.

Twitter

Used Twitter Validate meta tags to test https://www.johnvincent.io

All tests passed.


Varvy SEO Tool

Varvy SEO Tool

Enter each URL and test.

Clean up any issues found.

  • Accessibility

    • No skip to main content link
  • Sitemaps

    • Add a user site map

Varvy Speed Tool

Varvy Speed Tool

Enter each URL and test.

Clean up any issues found.

  • CSS not minimized

    • https://www.johnvincent.io/css/all.css

Edit file on server, file has 24 lines. Problem is caused by Scss files with comments at the top.

Fix:

Remove the header comments. Verify destination/css/all.css is only one line.
  • Browser caching

    • Browser caching not enabled for all resources

      • Not enabled for third party resources www.google-analytics.com

Could fix with Nginx Header Module. for details, see How to Implement Browser Caching with Nginx's header Module on Ubuntu 16.04

#browser caching of static assets
    location ~*  \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif|ico|css|js)$ {
        expires 7d;
}

I have decided not to implement at this time.

Varvy Mobile Tool

Varvy Mobile Tool

Enter each URL and test.

Clean up any issues found.

Browser caching issues

See above

Mobile friendly: 100/100
Mobile speed: 99/100
Google access: yes
Page redirects: 0

Lighthouse

To run Lighthouse

  • Open Chrome
  • Enter URL
  • Plugin Icon (top right)

    • Generate Report

Test www.johnvincent.io

johnvincentio-lighthouse-scores

johnvincent.io Lighthouse Scores

Test www.johnvincent.io/about

Same as above.


Test www.johnvincent.io/portfolio

Same as above.


Test www.johnvincent.io/resume

Same as above.


Test www.johnvincent.io/privacy-policy/

Same as above.


Test www.johnvincent.io/terms-of-service/

Same as above.


Test www.johnvincent.io/blog

SEO: 94

caused by the links on the right. No real answer to this other than a redesign.

Not clear to me that anyone using a mobile device would find the list useful.


Test www.johnvincent.io/johnvincent/overview/

Same links problem as above.

Performance: 79.

This is caused by the images. They should be moved.


Test www.johnvincent.io/contact

Lower scores caused by Google Maps. Nothing to do here.


Test www.johnvincent.io/johnvincent/overview/

Performance: 69

Many images, they should be moved to images.

Test www.johnvincent.io/node/node-authentication/

Performance: 94

Caused by /static/slider-bg2-36383f6….jpg being a jpg file.

Image formats like JPEG 2000, JPEG XR, and WebP often provide better compression. This is a can of worms best left alone.

Google Page Speed Insights

Google PageSpeed Insights

Score: 100/100

Nibbler Tools

Free version of Nibbler is limited to 5 URLs but is still very powerful.

Social interest: 0.0
Twitter: 0.4
Incoming links: 2.0
Popularity: 4.3
Amount of content: 8.1
Internal links: 10
Meta tags: 10
Headings: 10
Page titles: 10
Analytics: 10
Freshness: 10

HTML Validator

W3C Markup Validation

No errors

CSS Validator

CSS Validator by W3C

RSS Feed Validator

RSS Feed Validator

RSS Feed passed the tests.

Usability Checklist

Usability Checklist

Review all pages with this checklist.

Check Google Fonts

For details, see Google Fonts and Google Web Font Loader

Check HTML for ARIA

For details, see HTML ARIA

Check HTML for Microdata

For details, see HTML Microdata

Verify each URL with Google Structured Data Testing Tool

Review HTML5 Semantics

Useful HTML5 Semantics Guide

Review your HTML5 Semantics

Verify each page with Test HTML5 Semantics

Check your Libraries

Ensure you are using a cloud version.

Look up your libraries

Review Application

  • set focus (.focus())
  • prevent double submits
  • ensure image has alt tag
  • review icons and images - can they be sprited?
  • Using SVG?