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 🎁”
When you visit a web page, your browser will ask the server to send the data it needs to build that page. The browser will then build the page with the received data, but maybe not completely from scratch. If you have visited that page before, the browser might have some parts of the page saved (or cached) on your computer. It will, however, always ask the server for some of the data.
What if we could tell the browser not to contact the server if the content has not changed? Well, we can: enter service workers. And they can even do much more than that.Continue reading “Don’t go back and forth: using service workers to reduce your website’s footprint”
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”