Hello all, after a brief conversation on Twitter (https://twitter.com/rick_viscomi/status/1028043709961695232) RIck Viscomi suggested I post a thread here.
I’m interested to know what %age of the web is really super client-side apps, and what %age is good old-fashioned server-generated HTML. (We know, for example, that WordPress powers many sites, and apart from some image-carousel/ lightbox JS candy, my gut feeling is that most WP themes pretty much generate from PHP and the client doesn’t do much with the DOM after that.)
Amelia suggested “what you really need to test is how much the DOM changes between the initial HTML parse and the point when the content stabilizes (if it ever stabilizes). And then create some sort of cut-off to distinguish client-side rendering from script-based progressive enhancement”, pointing out this Lighthouse test https://developers.google.com/web/tools/lighthouse/audits/no-js
Does anyone have any other ideas, and know how to write the query and pull the levers to find this sort of info?