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Emissions

Why 543 KB keep me up at night

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The problem is not this specific website or how fast it loads, but that shipping seems to be so much more important than performance, usability, accessibility, or user experience. One aspect that is not mentioned in this blog post is the enormous impact of bloat (543 KB minus what is really needed to present a text with a nice style, so probably 500 KB) on the environment. News pages, for example, are often bloated with lots and lots of JavaScript libraries and gigantic stylesheets.

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CO2 emissions on the web

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Danny Van Kooten wrote an great article. He wrote how he tries to reduce the environmental impact of his WordPress plugins: Just last week I reduced global emissions by an estimated 340.000 kg per month by removing a 20 kB JavaScript dependency in Mailchimp for WordPress. Thereโ€™s no way I can have that kind of effect in other areas of my life. But he also gives tips on how everyone with a website can decrease the impact of the own website:

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Jan-Lukas Else