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Web Design and Carbon Impact

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Carl MH Barenbrug writes about the carbon impact of web designs. He reminds to consider that fast loading and less energy use is more important than fancy designs.

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Microsoft’s underwater data centre resurfaces after two years

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Underwater data centers powered by 100% renewable energy are a very interesting idea. It is also noteworthy that they seem to be much more reliable than conventional DCs and that an “unreliable grid” isn’t such a big problem.

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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.

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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:

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Remote work, why not remote conferences too?

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Climate change is reaching the media more and more, every day we hear more stories about the bad things caused by climate change and also the youth protests “Fridays for Future” are very popular (at least here in Germany and Europe). That is one side to it.

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Jan-Lukas Else