What Fast Food Drive-Throughs Can Teach Us About Making Fast Websites

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Sustainable Web Design Series No. 8
HTTP requests and fast food drive-throughs have a lot in common: learn how to avoid long queues and improve your website's performance. In an age of near-ubiquitous high-speed internet in developed countries, loading a website can seem like a trivial matter. But currently, 50 million computer servers contribute nearly 5% of the earth’s greenhouse gases. Improving your website's performance by reducing the number of HTTP requests made on a page is an important way of making your website more sustainable. Read More ›

Minifying or Munging Code for Faster Website Page Speed

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Want to make your website more sustainable? Minify its scripts. When it comes to building sustainable websites, optimizing performance is key. Simply put, the faster a web page downloads to your laptop or mobile device, the less energy it uses. There are dozens of techniques for speeding up website performance. In this post, we're going to talk about two of those techniques: minifying code and obfuscation, which works through a process called munging. Read More ›

Sustainable Web Design: How CSS Sprites Improve Speed And Sustainability

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Sustainable Web Design Series No. 5
In our next post on Sustainable Web Design, Jeff explains what a CSS Sprite is, how it can help your pages load faster and how that reduces your carbon footprint. Originating from old video games, “sprites” were used to increase the speed of the graphics loading on your screen. The idea was that the computer would grab a graphic and store it in its memory and then only display parts of that image, as they were needed. Today, the same principle applies to web design. In layman’s terms W3schools defines a CSS Sprite as a collection of images that are put into a single image. Read More ›

Six Takeaways from ‘Inspired’ by Marty Cagan

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Julian recaps a product management classic, explaining where to find inspiration for great products and what it takes to bring them to life. I recently read the product management classic, “Inspired” by Marty Cagan, and wanted to share my official recap, with six product-oriented takeaways for Mightyblog readers. If you’re working on product development or innovation in your organization, these tips should prove useful. Read More ›

Server-Level Sustainability: Green Up Your Hosting

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Sustainable Web Design Series, Number 3
In the third post in our Sustainable Web Design series, Bryan shares four tips for improving your server-level sustainability. We know you. You’re a responsible energy consumer. You turn off your lights and your TV when you’re not in the room. You power down your computer when you’re not using it. Did you ever think about how you might bring that energy-consciousness to your web presence? Below are four tips for decreasing the amount of power consumed by the server that hosts your website. Read More ›

Green Web Hosting: Finding Your Perfect Shade Of Green

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Sustainable Web Design Series, Post Number 2
In the next post in our Sustainable Web Design series, Jeff considers a few green web hosting solutions. In the first post in our Sustainable Web Design series, Tim shared some statistics on how the "green medium" of the web isn't actually that green. Mightybytes also recently became one of Illinois’ first legal Benefit Corporations, making a commitment to meet a triple bottom line of people, planet and prosperity. Read More ›

Mightybytes Will Be Among First Legally Recognized Benefit Corporations in Illinois

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Web Design and Digital Marketing Firm To Join Other Socially and Environmentally Responsible Companies on January 2, 2013 To Incorporate Under Illinois’ New Benefit Corporation Act  CHICAGO (November 27, 2012) - Mightybytes, a sustainable digital marketing and web design firm will become a legally recognized Benefit Corporation when Illinois’ new Benefit Corporation Act goes into effect on January 1, 2013. Because of the holiday, the first day businesses can legally file their articles of incorporation is January 2, 2013. Read More ›