For the last decade, the HTTP Archive has been tracking the evolution of the modern web. This data, gathered for the better of the web community as well as scholars and industry leaders, has become essential for crafting anything from conference presentations, blog posts or even sharing data on social media.
In 2019 the HTTP Archive created the first of an annual report: The Web Almanac. The mission was to combine the raw statistics and trends of the HTTP Archive with the expertise of the web community. The Web Almanac has become a comprehensive report of the state of the web, backed by real data and trusted by web experts. 2021 marks the third edition of The Web Almanac which has grown both in contributors as well as content, capping at over 750 pages.
We at WebPageTest were delighted to invite the principals and authors of The Web Almanac project to join us and talk about the significance of this endeavor and answer questions from the community in what we’re calling The Web Almanac AMA.
Clio + Calliope, Web Developer + Performance Engineer
Sia Karamalegos is a web developer and performance engineer. She's also an international conference speaker, writer, Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, and Stripe Community Expert. She co-organizes the Eleventy Meetup which won the 2021 Jammies Award for Outstanding Community Meetup.
Rick Viscomi @rick_viscomi
Google, Staff DevRel Engineer
Rick Viscomi is a staff engineer on the Web Vitals DevRel team at Google and core maintainer of HTTP Archive, focusing on using big data to help make the web better for developers and users.
Barry Pollard @tunetheweb
Laya Healthcare, Software Development Manager
Barry Pollard manages the Software Development team of an Irish Insurance company by day, but loves to get involved in the wider web dev community outside of the day job. He writes overly long, overly detailed blog posts, mostly on Web Perf, cause he gets weirdly obsessive about things when something sparks an interest in him. One blog post became a book once when he just didn’t stop writing. Core contributor to the HTTP Archive and helps lead the Web Almanac project.
Nishu Goel @TheNishuGoel
Web DataWorks, Full Stack Engineer
She is recognized as a Google Developer Expert for Web and Angular and Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies. She is the author of Step by Step Guide Angular Routing (BPB, 2019) and A Hands-on Guide to Angular (Educative, 2021). Find her writings at unravelweb.dev