Delivering WordPress in 7KB: https://blog.jacklenox.com/2018/06/04/delivering-wordpress-in-7kb/
New article for Smashing Magazine: "How Improving Website Performance Can Help Save The Planet" https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/01/save-planet-improving-website-performance/
As a recovering car enthusiast, this piece really strikes a chord with me. Perhaps more relevant now than it was when it was first written in 1973. http://unevenearth.org/2018/08/the-social-ideology-of-the-motorcar/
UX folk, read this now: https://www.shopify.com/partners/blog/sustainable-ux
In the wake of the racist, misogynistic, homophobic, climate change denying, literal fascist that has just been elected in Brazil, it's important to remain positive. So read this. yw https://www.greenpeace.org/international/story/18933/think-we-cant-win-on-climate-change-this-victory-by-dutch-citizens-will-change-your-mind/
Quite an uplifting read. How electric buses are cleaning up China's air quality issues. Electric buses have the potential to make a greater impact in reducing carbon emissions than electric cars in our immediate future. https://www.afr.com/business/transport/electric-buses-are-hurting-big-oil-and-helping-the-warren-buffettbacked-byd-20180424-h0z77j
Poignant final column from Jamal Khashoggi. While moaning on an almost daily basis about the incompetence of our Government, it's easy to take for granted this basic freedom of expression which is withheld from so many around the world. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/jamal-khashoggi-what-the-arab-world-needs-most-is-free-expression/2018/10/17/adfc8c44-d21d-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html
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Excellent performance from Green Party of England and Wales co-leader Siân Berry on yesterday's Andrew Marr Show highlighting the complete lack of coverage of the IPCC's special report on climate change in the British Sunday newspapers.
Any response from the Government on the IPCC report that came out yesterday urging immediate action on climate change? Yep, @email@example.com is thinking about upping how many earthquakes a fracking site can cause before it has to halt operations... WTAF? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/09/uk-fracking-rules-on-earthquakes-could-be-relaxed-says-minister
Urgent action required now to keep global temperature rise to 1.5C according to landmark UN report. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard
An excellent post about web sustainability from @firstname.lastname@example.org: https://www.ledevducoin.fr/2018/09/4-leviers-pour-reduire-lempreinte-ecologique-dun-site-web/ (Google Translate does a reasonable job if you can't read French: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ledevducoin.fr%2F2018%2F09%2F4-leviers-pour-reduire-lempreinte-ecologique-dun-site-web%2F&edit-text=&act=url)
Ludicrously amazing developments in the land of @email@example.com when it comes to optimisation. Hat tip to @firstname.lastname@example.org and the team. This is a big web sustainability win too. https://elm-lang.org/blog/small-assets-without-the-headache
Reading online news, 2008:
- go to website
- read news
Reading online news, 2018:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news
Excellent Reasons to be Cheerful podcast this week: the quiet renewables revolution. https://www.acast.com/reasonstobecheerful/52.thequietrenewablesrevolution
Variable fonts are one of the coolest innovations in web typography, and they're now supported in all major browsers! They offer designers huge amounts of flexibility without bogging down pages with megabytes of font files.
Mozilla posted a brief intro to variable fonts at https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/variable-fonts-arrive-in-firefox-62/ and you can see some in action at https://v-fonts.com/
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The silent rise of Germany's Green party http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/09/11/the-silent-rise-of-germanys-green-party/
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