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The State of the Web

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Understanding the trends that are pushing the web forward in the areas of performance, security, publishing, and more.

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HTTP Archive's 10th Anniversary

November 19th, 2020

48:46

(November 19, 2020)

Rick meets with Steve Souders, who created the HTTP Archive project 10 years ago this month, to talk about its origins and reflect on it's growth. They're also joined by Patrick Meenan, creator of …

Design Systems with Brad Frost - The State of the Web

July 22nd, 2020

28:04

(February 5, 2020)

In this episode of the State of the Web, Rick Viscomi talks with Brad Frost (Web Designer and author of Atomic Design) about design systems highlighting web design, material design, and more. Let’s …

Accessibility with Marcy Sutton - The State of the Web

July 15th, 2020

17:44

(January 8 , 2020)

In this episode of the State of the Web, Rick Viscomi talks with Marcy Sutton (Head of Learning at Gatsby Inc) about web accessibility. Learn about what accessibility means, the impact of the Domino’s …

Video with Doug Sillars - The State of the Web

July 15th, 2020

13:14

(November 6, 2019)

Rick and Doug talk about the best practices for including video on your page and some reasons you might actually *not* want to include video. It may seem like a daunting task given the array of …

AMP - The State of the Web

July 8th, 2020

22:36

(October 2, 2019)

In this episode of the State of the Web, Rick Viscomi talks with Ben Morss (Developer Advocate at Google) about AMP. Learn how and why AMP got started, why you might want to use it on your website, and …

Globalization Tools - The State of the Web

July 8th, 2020

19:04

(September 4, 2019)

Developing for the global web is so much more than just translating content into multiple languages. In this episode of the State …

BigQuery with Felipe Hoffa - The State of the Web

July 1st, 2020

15:39

(July 3, 2019)

When we pull stats about the state of the web, like the percent of websites adopting HTTPS or the median amount of image bytes per …

The State of Images with Colin Bendell - The State of the Web

July 1st, 2020

46:14

(June 5, 2019)

 

Rick Viscomi and Colin Bendell (CTO Office at Cloudinary) discuss the state of images. Colin explains the basics like the …

Design Systems with Adam Argyle - The State of the Web

June 24th, 2020

41:16

(May 1, 2019)

 

Rick chats with Adam Argyle (Design Advocate at Google) about the role of design systems in modern web development and how they can …

CSS Standardization with Jen Simmons - The State of the Web

June 24th, 2020

21:09

(April 3, 2019)

 

Rick Viscomi and Jen Simmons (CSS Working Group, Mozilla) discuss the process of CSS standardization and the evolution of how …

Service Workers with Jeff Posnick - The State of the Web

June 17th, 2020

19:51

(February 6, 2019)

Rick and Jeff (Chrome DevRel) discuss the state of service workers: how they enable PWA functionality, which websites are a good fit, current adoption, common implementation mistakes, and how the …

The State of CSS with Una Kravets - The State of the Web

June 17th, 2020

11:52

(March 6, 2019)

Rick and Una discuss the state of CSS: its outdated reputation for being unwieldy, tools that help developers work with CSS, and the …

Accessibility - The State of the Web

May 27th, 2020

33:29

(January 2, 2019)

Rick and Nektarios (Chrome) talk about making the web more accessible for people with disabilities. Learn about the importance of accessibility and how you can make use of the latest web standards and …

Visualizing Data at Scale - The State of the We

May 27th, 2020

12:05

(December 12, 2018)

Rick and Minhaz (Google Data Studio) discuss the challenges of visualizing data at scale and how to use Google Data Studio to connect, visualize, and share big data on the web.

Data Studio →

The State of PWAs with Tom Steiner - The State of the Web

May 20th, 2020

21:14

(November 28, 2018)

Rick and Tom talk about the state of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs): what they are, how to build them, and how they're changing the web landscape.

PWA Report on HTTP Archive → https://goo.gle/3g40C3I 

Predictive Fetching with Addy Osmani & Katie Hempenius - The State of the Web

May 20th, 2020

15:08

(November 14, 2018)

Rick speaks with Addy and Katie from the Chrome team about predictive fetching, a web performance technique that takes the guesswork out of resource loading. 

Resource Hints spec. →

HTTP Headers with Andrew Betts - The State of the Web

May 13th, 2020

25:11

(October 31, 2018)

Rick and Andrew (Technical Product Manager and Developer Advocate at Fastly) talk about the importance of metadata in HTTP headers for web performance and security.

W3C TAG → https://goo.gle/2WquCiv 

The State of JavaScript with Addy Osmani - The State of the Web

May 13th, 2020

13:33

(October 18, 2018)

Rick and Addy (Engineering Manager, Google Chrome) talk JavaScript, as it is today and how it’s changed over the years.

Code splitting → https://goo.gle/2zuO4Sv 

Tree shaking → https://goo.gle/3fMc7wy 

The DEV Survey with Jess Lee & Ben Halpern - The State of the Web

May 6th, 2020

13:45

(October 3, 2018)

Rick catches up with DEV co-founders Jess and Ben to discuss the results of their community survey into the state of web …

Web Fonts with Dave Crossland - The State of the Web

May 6th, 2020

11:20

(September 5, 2018)

Rick and Dave discuss Google Fonts: what they are, how to use them effectively, and what’s new. Learn how Google Fonts can distinguish your brand and develop your site's look and feel.

Google Fonts →

Leveraging Web Transparency with Paul Calvano - The State of the Web

April 29th, 2020

15:51

(Originally aired on YouTube on September 5, 2018)

Rick speaks with Paul Calvano, a Senior Web Performance Architect at Akamai Technologies, about …

HTTPS with Emily Schechter - The State of the Web

April 29th, 2020

8:48

(Originally aired on YouTube on August 8, 2018)

Rick talks with Emily Schechter, Product Manager on the Chrome Security team, about how HTTPS upholds …

DEV with Jess Lee & Ben Halpern - The State of the Web

April 22nd, 2020

10:33

(Originally aired on YouTube on July 25, 2018)

Rick chats with Jess and Ben, co-founders of DEV, an online community for developers to share ideas, …

JavaScript Vulnerabilities with Tim Kadlec - The State of the Web

April 22nd, 2020

12:32

(Originally aired on YouTube on May 30, 2018)

Rick and Tim talk about how insecure much of the web really is, the various vulnerabilities in web …

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