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 ›

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 ›