Reducing the digital divide is essential to create a more equitable and inclusive society, where everyone has equal access to information, opportunities, and the tools necessary to thrive in todays digital world. In this session I discuss how web performance plays a vital role in building this bridge.
The Hostel we stayed in for the wedding.
Connectivity map of the UK. For the exact map as seen in the talk, follow these instructions:
Under “Main Layers” select “Under 2 or 10 Mbps using a fixed line”.
Ofcom 2023 Spring report
Parliament report on Digital exclusion.
What’s the story behind the “lift all boats saying”?
Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte
Mashable article on 2013 the year of responsive web design
Smartphone penetration by country.
The 2022 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report synopsis: ITU’s Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2022 offers a snapshot of the most important ICT indicators, including estimates for the current year. Latest figures indicate that an estimated 5.3 billion people of the earth’s 8 billion are using the Internet in 2022, or roughly 66 per cent of the world’s population. At the same time, three quarters of the population aged 10 years and over own a mobile phone. On average, in almost all regions, the percentage of individuals owning a mobile phone is higher than the percentage of Internet users, but the gap has been shrinking. This is mirrored by the fact that mobile-broadband subscriptions continue to grow fast, approaching mobile-cellular subscriptions, which are plateauing.
Question posed in 2014 of when Mobile would overtake Desktop for GOV.UK. The answer is around 5 years!
Blog post for the launch of GOV.UK in 2012.
Historic timeline on how lockdown happened in the UK.
A long thread on Twitter I wrote of when the GA live data broke on GOV.UK’s busiest day!
An example of the browser data I published on Twitter every month for GOV.UK.
Terence’s blog post on the “unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML”.
Details about the Audits Lighthouse runs on a webpage.
What is the European Accessibility Act and how will it affect your products? What problems is it trying to solve and what could happen in 2025?
Are you ready for EAA article?
The Inclusive design icons Microsoft have created.
BBC News Article about the call for better broadband in Wales.
BBC News article on a village with no Internet.
Is the Service Worker API ready?
Can I Use Service Worker browser support information.
Mobile Data pricing 2022 for 233 countries.
Information on each major CDN’s support for data compression.
Link to the 2021 Web Almanac.
How Brotli 11 can help web performance.
The impressive performance metrics from the Starbucks PWA.
The long blog post I wrote on my fight with Brain Cancer.
A tweet from myself when the Lego Millennium Falcon arrived.
The tweet from Alex Russell about how wonderful the Web Performance community is!