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Mason is making its mark as a great university of a new and necessary kind—evolving every day to meet changing needs and deliver an education of relevance.

Gmu.edu Test Results

gmu.edu Mobile Usability: 99/100

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="#primary-content" class="element-invisi…ment-focusable">Skip to main content</a> is close to 1 other tap targets .

gmu.edu Mobile Speed: 37/100

Quick overview:
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Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 1,014.5KiB (31% reduction).
Compressing https://www2.gmu.edu/sites/core/files/feature-image/northam_podium_promo.jpg could save 76.4KiB (83% reduction).
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Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
Your page has 1 blocking script resources and 22 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.min.js
Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
https://www2.gmu.edu/modules/system/system.base.css?oyt23u
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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://gmu.edu/
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Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
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Minify JavaScript
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Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 12.3KiB (45% reduction).
Minifying https://www2.gmu.edu/sites/all/themes/mason_base/resources/javascript/jquery.content-effects.js?oyt23u could save 7.4KiB (37% reduction) after compression.
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Minify CSS
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Minify CSS for the following resources to reduce their size by 3.9KiB (19% reduction).
Minifying https://www2.gmu.edu/sites/all/themes/mason_base/resources/stylesheets/desktop.css could save 2.3KiB (17% reduction) after compression.
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Minify HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 1.3KiB (12% reduction).
Minifying https://www2.gmu.edu/ could save 1.3KiB (12% reduction) after compression.
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