Web Fonts and Sustainability

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Sustainable Web Design Series No. 13
Web fonts have expanded the designer’s palette and often provide a richer experience for users—but how can we make them more sustainable? In this post, we will explore the different types of fonts that a designer can choose for a web-based project, and how each of those types of fonts impact HTTP requests, page weight and performance, and a website's sustainability.   Read More ›

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 ›