I'm really excited to share what I've been working on lately. It's called the Web Almanac.
The goal is to combine the stats and trends of HTTP Archive's web transparency dataset with the expertise of the web community to create an annual report of the state of the web. You can think of it like an annually curated ebook filled with interesting insights written by your favorite experts. The project is on schedule to be released in November later this year.
As of now we have about 50 volunteers from the web community working on it, brainstorming content and building the experience. They've collaboratively come up with 20 chapters' worth of content:
|I. Page Content||2. CSS|
|I. Page Content||3. Markup|
|I. Page Content||4. Media|
|I. Page Content||5. Third Parties|
|I. Page Content||6. Fonts|
|II. User Experience||7. Performance|
|II. User Experience||8. Security|
|II. User Experience||9. Accessibility|
|II. User Experience||10. SEO|
|II. User Experience||11. PWA|
|II. User Experience||12. Mobile web|
|III. Content Publishing||13. Ecommerce|
|III. Content Publishing||14. CMS|
|IV. Content Distribution||15. Compression|
|IV. Content Distribution||16. Caching|
|IV. Content Distribution||17. CDN|
|IV. Content Distribution||18. Page Weight|
|IV. Content Distribution||19. Priority Hints|
|IV. Content Distribution||20. HTTP/2|
For example, in Chapter 5. Third Parties, author Patrick Hulce is exploring things like: how many bytes are loaded by ads? who are the most popular analytics providers? how much time do ads take to execute JS?
As of now (late May) we're in the process of finalizing each chapter's authors, peer reviewers, and metrics. If any of these topics interest you, now is a great time to get involved. Feel free to follow the links to each chapter's GitHub issue where you can see who the authors are, sign up to contribute, or suggest ideas.
I'm super excited to see this come to life and share it with everyone soon. Meanwhile, we'd love to have more contributors sharing their diverse experiences and helping to raise the quality of the report!