A heavy website is a polluting website. In 2021 the average size of a website is between 7 and 8 Mb. This website has an average page size of 840kb, so ten times lighter than a modern web page. This is because it was designed and developed to be as eco-friendly as possible, so that it would not only run fast, but also have a small carbon footprint.
In a website, images and videos, are the most costly features in terms of bandwidth. They take up more than 70% of the size of an average web page. This means the best way to reduce the weight of the web page is to include as few images and videos as possible. However, this website is an artist's portfolio. Images of a decent quality are required to display the artworks the way they are meant to be seen. Thus, while performing image compression, a trade-off had to be found between quality and performance.
Images and videos [...] take up more than 70% of the size of an average web page.Movement also plays a big role in the art of Carine Figueras, so it was important for the website to feature animated content. As video costs a lot of bandwidth, it was decided that only one animated hero image would be featured for each installation. These animated images were then compressed as much as possible.
This is a simple website, that fulfills its purpose and nothing more.
A big part of the energy consumption of the Internet is the servers on which the websites are hosted.
A small website is not only nicer for the planet, but also for you:
Switching to eco-friendly websites will not heal the planet. In terms of size, the carbon footprint of browsing a website is dwarfed by those of streaming and crypto. So what is the point of an eco-friendly website? What do they do? What they do is show that an other way is possible: an Internet made of simple and fast websites, free from bloat, easy on the eyes and on our carbon footprint. They remind us that the Internet is a very real, physical construct of our world, and not the weightless "cloud" we see it as. They show that an energetic transition to a more frugal society encompasses every aspect of society, and high-tech is not immune to this change.
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