It's taken us a while (is it October already?!) but we're happy to announce that the 2020 edition of the State of CSS survey is now live, with the results hopefully following a few weeks from now.
It's no secret that the web ecosystem never stays still, so the goal of the survey is to identify the latest trends in order to help you decide what to learn and use next!
And speaking of not staying still, we've got our own share of innovations this year.
Our biggest change is that we've localized the survey in as many languages as we could, thanks to a team of absolutely awesome volunteers.
We knew that an English-only survey would always bias our results towards English-speaking countries, which meant writing off huge sections of the web development community.
So we've always wanted to translate our surveys, and after building our own survey platform from scratch we're finally able to do it!
We've also adopted a new way of serving the translations via our GraphQL API that will hopefully make it much easier to reuse translations from one survey to the next without having to start over each time.
The survey itself has also changed. The past year has seen its fair share of new CSS innovations, and we wanted the survey to reflect that. Some of the new features we're asking about include:
- Logical Properties
- backdrop-filter (which we use in the survey itself by the way)
…and many more!
If you're not feeling familiar with these few fresh-faced features, feel no fear: at the end of the survey, we'll show you a scorecard of sorts, along with a couple links where you can learn more about anything you missed.
The more inputs we have, the more insights we'll be able to extract from out data. So that's why we're asking anybody who builds websites and uses CSS to take the survey. It takes about 15 minutes, and after you create an account you can come back anytime to finish it.
The survey will be open until November 5th, so stay tuned for the results soon after that!