HTTP Archive’s annual
state of the web report
Our mission is to combine the raw stats and trends of the HTTP Archive with the expertise of the web community. The Web Almanac is a comprehensive report on the state of the web, backed by real data and trusted web experts. The 2022 edition is comprised of 23 chapters spanning aspects of page content, user experience, publishing, and distribution.Start exploring
The most exciting developments this year are the accelerating adoption of AVIF and the ever-increasing adoption of lazy-loading and adaptive bitrate streaming. There were, however, some frustrating aspects, including the almost complete lack of wide-gamut color spaces; the undying zombie format that is GIF; and the way that both sizes and lazy-loading ( two features designed for performance) are—through improper use—hurting performance on a significant number of pages.
The Web Almanac has been made possible by the hard work of the web community. 114 people have volunteered countless hours in the planning, research, writing and production phases of the 2022 Web Almanac.See the contributors
Unless otherwise noted, the metrics in all of the 23 chapters of the 2022 Web Almanac are sourced from the HTTP Archive dataset. HTTP Archive is a community-run project that has been tracking how the web is built since 2010. Using WebPageTest and Lighthouse under the hood, metadata about nearly 8.4 million websites are tested monthly and included in a public BigQuery database for analysis. The June 2022 dataset was used as the basis for the 2022 Web Almanac’s metrics. For more information, see the Methodology page.Learn about our Methodology