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Recently we have been running speed reports on our website and noticed that the below script has been slowing down the performance of the mobile version of the site. This is the site: https://lilac-sailfish-7xys.squarespace.com/ which is running on the 7.1 version.

This is the script that is slowing down the mobile version: https://assets.squarespace.com/universal/scripts-compressed/common-cc2c6334436469eb1efb1-min.en-US.js 

Can anyone please advise if changing the template or removing this script would assist in changing the speed of the mobile site?

Many thanks, Karl

 

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Can we just add our voice to the chorus? Our Squarespace 7.0 page at www.levitate.london speed score is terminal on desktop (21/100) and terrible on mobile (38/100). If anyone wants to take a kind look, our page is and our Google pagespeed score is screen shotted below!

Our issues: We're kind of image heavy. We've got quite a bit of extra code (just in terms of Hubspot chatbot and cookies, Google analytics, Facebook pixel, mailchimp etc). We'd love to port to Squarespace 7.1 but can't afford to rebuild (we have a lot of pages).

What we've tried: Reducing image sizes. Losing background videos. Reducing number of Adobe Typekit fonts from 2 to 1. We have often dropped Squarespace a suggestion to (1) accept new image formats (2) show the file size of all images and videos on the site (this could be a column in the Asset Library, but so far no dice!!

Help: We'd really love some help!

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Page speed is killing us: Our Squarespace 7.0 page at www.levitate.london speed score is terminal on desktop (21/100) and terrible on mobile (38/100). If anyone wants to take a kind look, our page is and our Google pagespeed score is screen shotted below!

Our issues: We're kind of image heavy. We've got quite a bit of extra code (just in terms of Hubspot chatbot and cookies, Google analytics, Facebook pixel, mailchimp etc). We'd love to port to Squarespace 7.1 but can't afford to rebuild (we have a lot of pages).

What we've tried:

  1. Reducing image sizes.
  2. Losing background videos (hosted on Vimeo).
  3. Reducing number of Adobe Typekit fonts from 2 to 1.
  4. We have often dropped Squarespace a suggestion to (1) accept new image formats (2) show the file size of all images and videos on the site (this could be a column in the Asset Library, but so far no dice!!

Help: We'd really love some help!

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There are loads of unused Javascript libraries that SS loads by default and which cannot be removed or optimized. This mostly affects MOBILE performance scores.

You can use things like PRELOAD and PREFETCH DNS to make optmisations.

As this is something that has been discussed for a good 2 years. My guess is that eventually SS will make the changes but they will only be available on new templates and you will therefore have to rebuild everything on those templates.

Nothing you can do about that.

 

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