HTTP Archive's annual
state of the web report
Goal: Identify and assess main elements and configurations that play a role in a website's organic search optimization.
H1: ~ 65%
H2: ~ 70%
H3: ~ 61%
H4: ~ 37%
of web pages have a title tag with a median length of six words.
We found that the median page contains
on only 51.22%
of their images.
In 2020, due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s become increasingly urgent for digital spaces to be inclusive and accessible to all.
Number of sites with sufficient color contrast.
of all pages play videos by default. A significant barrier for disabled users.
The longest text found
In this chapter, we will be looking at real-world performance data provided by the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX).
Between 43% and 53% of users have a good LCP performance below 2.5s.
Mobile users experience a slower FCP more frequently than desktop users.
On desktop, 76% of websites have a "not good" TTFB, while on mobile, that percentage rises to 83%.
performance by device
An overview of the current state of privacy on the web.
of all websites load trackers.
We explore the current state-of-practice for security on the Web.
of website requests are being served over HTTPS.
On 7.23% of all pages a CSP header was present. An increase of 53% from last year.
Around 75% of the WordPress installations on mobile homepages are running the latest version.
We take a look at recent trends on the mobile web and analyze why user journeys are often difficult to complete.
12. Mobile Web
58% of site visits are mobile but only 42% of total time spent online is via mobile.
Only around 20% of the words on a landing page are read by the users.
Median p75 LCP score (August 2020)
An overview of various modern web APIs, and the state of web capabilities in 2020.
Since some interfaces are brand-new, their (relative) usage is very low - so the following stats can be used as a baseline.
Async Clipboard API was called during 0.0003% of all page loads in Google Chrome.
StorageManager API was called during around 0.49% of all page loads in Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
Badging API was called during 0.025% of all page loads in Google Chrome.
In this chapter we will be looking into each of the components that make PWA what it is, from a data-driven perspective.
About 0.88% desktop sites and 0.87% mobile sites use a service worker.
of pages loaded fast enough for a PWA.
Most used display values for service worker pages.