Is Website X5 tweaking file sizes for js and css in relation to Core Web VitalsAutor: John W.
Website X5 seems to be doing a very good job in relation to the Google Core Web Vitals. I did have a problem with CLS, and that was related to the footer background. Issue is over. My scores seem to come in very good in Lighthouse, after you ask it a few times. Because it has hiccups. In the graphic I attached, my performance showed a score of 63. Wait a few seconds, run it again, it is at 87. Guess server connections really play into a valid score, and they fluctuate all day long.
The biggest drag to the performace score keeping me out of the green is Eliminate Render-Blocking resources. Seems the CSS and JS files are large, and Google thinks they aren't being used. Well, they will be used. They might not be needed the second someone lands on your page, but they will be used as they start getting into the site.
I hope the engineers at Incomedia can explore the Core Web Vitals thing a little more deeply since it becomes a major ranking signal this May. See what can be done to make some of the CSS and JS files a tad smaller or faster. See what you can do to make that screen reader hidden object linkable to appease Lighthouse. (a#imGoToCont Says it is not a crawable link) Look into the label thing for the search field. (input#imHeader_imObjectSearch_08_field Seems to not like the label assigned.)
Whatever Website X5 can do to improve our scores more and make all those Wordpress cry babies fall behind, let's do it. Spend some time looking into how to be at the top of Core Web Vitals.