Sustainable Web Design
foreword by Rachel He
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The internet may be digital, but it carries a very physical cost. From image files to colors to coding languages to servers, the choices we make in our web work can eat up electricity and spit out carbon—and as the internet grows, so does the cost to the environment.
But there’s hope: small, thoughtful changes in design and development can reduce the damage, while also making the web more resilient in the face of a changing climate. In Sustainable Web Design, Tom Greenwood offers a practical path to faster, more carbon-efficient websites that are not only better for the planet, but better for our users.
What’s in this Book?
- Explore how to measure a design’s impact and identify standards for measurement
- Learn the steps to designing low-carbon websites through UX, imagery, color, and more
- Create a sustainable development process through energy efficiency and optimization
- Discover the cost of hosting, data transfer, and how to manage a sustainability budget
- Learn how to sell sustainable design as an integral part of your process and how to build a resilient future amid a changing climate
Who should read this book?
- Web professionals who care about the environment and want to implement sustainable design practices
- Tech companies and teams looking to better understand their impact on the environment
- Folks responsible for procuring digital services who want to consider sustainable design practices and environmental impact in their process