This year we’re setting a new goal to create an “annual report” of the state of the web, tentatively titled the “Web Almanac”. The purpose of the Almanac is to take a snapshot of how the web is built and how it has changed over the year. The end result will be a web app that takes the reader through the different building blocks of the modern web and presents our findings about how they are performing.
We’re looking for contributors to help with things like:
- data analysis
- data visualization
- web/graphic design
- web development
To kick things off we will need to start planning the topics we will cover and which metrics we will use to measure their performance. The current reports on the website are a good place to start but are not exhaustive. Additionally, we may want to explore distinctions between desktop and mobile web, segmentation by lenses (eg CMS/WordPress), and/or RUM data from the Chrome UX Report.
Let me know in this thread if you’re interested in helping and/or if you have any ideas for research topics.