Category Archives: openweb

Effective Standards Work, Part 2: Threading the Needle

The web standards process fails us too often. This series explores the forces at work, how we’re improving the situation, and how you can shape new features more effectively. “Part 1: The Lay of The Land” discussed persistent challenges in standards and forces that give rise to misunderstandings. It also described the ecosystem dynamics that […]

Effective Standards Work, Part 1: The Lay Of The Land

The web standards process fails us too often. This series explores the forces at work, how we’re improving the situation, and how you can shape new features more effectively. “Why don’t browsers match standards!” muttered the thoughtful developer (just before filing an issue at crbug.com). “The point of standards is so that everything works the […]

Can You Afford It?: Real-world Web Performance Budgets

TL;DR: performance budgets are an essential but under-appreciated part of product success and team health. Most partners we work with are not aware of the real-world operating environment and make inappropriate technology choices as a result. We set a budget in time of <= 5 seconds first-load Time-to-Interactive and <= 2s for subsequent loads. We […]

Web Components: The Long Game

Mikeal Rogers reached out last week to talk about Web Components, which surprised me, but his follow-up blog post is essential, timely reading. Dimitri Glazkov, Alex Komoroske, and I started the project that designed and (for many years) iterated on Web Components with a few primary goals in mind: Enhance component portability Shrink the amount […]