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 ›

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 ›

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Illinois Benefit Corporation Act

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In this guest post, lawyer Steven Thorn answers frequently asked questions about the Illinois Benefit Corporation Act. We would like to thank Steven Thorn of Thorn & Associates LLC, a law firm focusing on green, energy, and environmental law, for writing this post, which answers a number of questions that business owners might have about the advantages and logistics of changing your company's legal status under the Illinois Benefit Corporation Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2013. Read More ›