GIFs are very popular. They are often used in social media to display emotions, to surprise and to make people laugh. And I have to admit, they are funny sometimes. Nonetheless, emoji might be better to communicatie and also for our environment. 🌍Continue reading “A GIF is not the best gift 🎁”
Google added support for a new HTML
Great, but wait, what is lazy-loading and why is that a good thing?Continue reading “Load that image when you need it”
I talk a lot about web page size. But what does that mean? Let me explain and show you how you can check it yourself.Continue reading “How to determine the size of a web page”
People will join young climate strikers in a Global #ClimateStrike on the streets on September 20th, 2019, and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Anyone with an online presence has an opportunity to join in and “go green” with a digital strike. Show your support for these people walking out of their homes and workplaces by showing a banner on your site. You can join here. If you have a WordPress site, you can install this plugin and use the banner without further hassle.Continue reading “Join the Global Digital Climate Strike”
I built this site to be as small as possible in size and still realistic to manage. A smaller size means that less energy is required to view it. Although this is not the only aspect of sustainable web development, it is an important one: striving to a minimal page size from the start is essential.
In this post, I explain how this site was built. I try to do it in a non-technical way. But I can not promise anything. So hang on, here we go.Continue reading “The making of this little blog”
I originally built this website for the contest 10k apart. The goal was to go back to the basics of web development and build a website that can be delivered in less than 10 kilobytes (10 kB). The original version of this site is delivered in about 8 kB. As for comparison, an empty Word document is around 11 kB. An average webpage is nowadays more than 3 MB (or 3000 kB)!
The original idea was simple: a site with a small size, and thus a low footprint, about global warming.Continue reading “The purpose of this little blog”