How do we do this?

Digital eco-design is a preventive and innovative approach which makes it possible to reduce the negative impacts of sites or applications on the environment by thinking from the start of the project of its ecological cost while retaining its qualities of use.


Design

The design of a website greatly influences the display performances on the different devices. Choosing to select and use RGB colors that consume less will enable to save energy. It is the same for UX: a simplified UX will limit the number of clicks and offer a more fluid navigation, choosing fonts from web library avoid making the ecological impact of websites heavier.

  • Examples of actions:
  • _ Colors
  • _ Typography
  • _ User experience
  • _ Visual
Design

Energy consumption in mV

Content

The use of media and related storage has a true impact on the digital footprint of websites. Using the right compression, adapted dimensions and new export formats for image, video and audio files enables to reduce their weight and thus optimize the loading time and the footprint on hosting servers.

  • Examples of actions:
  • _ Compression
  • _ Formats
  • _ Writing
  • _ Média
Développement

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1 fluid image that adapts to each support

Coding

Limiting the number of requests between the website and the server, by combining the static files such as CSS libraries & Javascript, by only developing the necessary functionalities and by using the browser cache function, enables to reduce the serve load and the energy consumption during browsing.

  • Examples of actions:
  • _ Clean coding
  • _ Optimization
  • _ Minification
  • _ Plugin
Développement

1 CSS file = 1 action

Hosting

Choosing a server adapted to your real needs to optimize it's use and best use of it's storage capacity instead of more energy consuming servers for an underused capacity. Green hosters using renewable energy for their equipments are also a solution allowing to reduxe the digital footprint on the environment.

  • Examples of actions:
  • _ Energy conversion
  • _ Storage
  • _ Energy efficiency
  • _ Renewable energy
Contenu

A powerful server used at 50% of its capacity
vs a basic server used at 100% of its capacity


_MADE BY DIGITAL.GREEN THIS SITE HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO BE EXTREMELY ECORESPONSIBLE
It is rated A by Eco-Index | emit 1.43g CO2 | consume 2.15cl of water | uses 261 ko of bandwith
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