My 2020 was colored by the significant quantity of time I invested evaluating information about CSS use in the wild, for the CSS chapter of the Web Almanac, by the HTTP Archive. The outcomes were mind-blowing to me. A wake-up call of sorts. We invest a lot time in the bubble of bleeding-edge tech that we lose touch with how the web is actually developed. The majority of the web prefers old, steady tech rather of brand-new bling.
CSS-in-JS? Just 2% of sites.
Respond? Just 4%.
Service Employees? Less than 1%.
Houdini? Almost 0%.
No one utilizes jQuery any longer? Incorrect. It appears on 83% of all sites!.?. !! Everybody utilizes Jamstack rather of puffed up CMSes, right? Incorrect. Fixed website generators are utilized in less than 1% of sites, WordPress powers one-third of the Web.
A great deal of the code we discovered might have been composed a years back. When brand-new tech winds up being utilized adequately to appear in these statistics, it’s typically since the main chauffeur is a popular library or structure. Efficiently, we (requirements folks, internet browser implementers, and so on) are developing tech for tooling authors, who are the ones actually constructing tech for the typical web designer. Rather a viewpoint shift, isn’t it?