Stacks and Google Page Speed is it a Problem?

Hi Folks,

When I run my site through Google Developers Page Speed, I get this response:

73 / 100 Speed
Should Fix:

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
Your page has 4 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.

Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:…mmon/plugins/stacks/font-awesome.min.css

Should I be concerned that I am going to take a hit from Google?

As I think @joeworkman pointed out elsewhere, the Google speed tests are unrealistic and you can create a Foundation site full of stacks which will actually rank more highly than Google’s own pages. I’ve just run on Google’s test and got the (suspiciously standard) 73%. Pingdom ranks it at 100%.

Thanks for your contribution, but I would be really grateful if you could spell out what needs to be done in plan English as having used Cloud flare I have found that page speed has not improved. There are still several reported errors which I have identified are linked to the cloud first service but unfortunately I have not managed to get a response from their technical support death despite repeated reminders.

The CSS delivery issue the is to be a major contributor to the low page speed problem, having spent months trying to resolve this personally I am going to give this one last attempt at resolution before moving to a different content management system than Real Mac and RapidWeaver. Also, there is a problem with the Voyager theme load in the blog. The Moz reports continually highlight each blog post as a crawler error, this is consistent across all of the tools that are used to check the health of the website.

My RW + Foundation + Stacks site currently gets a consistent 100% Page Speed score. It all boils down to how the site is set up and the theme you chose. RW and Stacks are not responsible for lack of knowledge.

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You’re replying to a three year old post. Most anything being referred including RapidWeaver, stacks and themes have been updated.
If you’re having issues it’s best to create a new post on the forum or add to an existing current post of someone who is actively working an issue.

It would probably be best to create a new post, and be much more specific on what issues you are looking to resolve. Give details like what version of RapidWeaver, stacks, themes, etc. Most helpful would be a URL to the site.

screenshots of the PageSpeed report would also be helpful.

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