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Designing for Sustainability : A Guide to Building Greener Digital Products and Services (Paperback)

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Pixels use electricity. If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest in terms of electricity use. The average web page (according to theHTTP Archive) is now over 2 megabytes in size. Bloated websites lead to slow load times, frustrated users, and wasted energy.

This book identifies four key areas where sustainability principles can be applied to the process of creating websites that are speedy, user-friendly and energy-efficient: findability, performance optimization, design and user experience, and green hosting.

Design and user experience (UX) are where the seeds of web sustainability are sown. Websites that provide a streamlined experience—putting the right things in front of users at precisely the moment needed and nothing more—are more sustainable websites. In the case of the web, people-friendly is also more planet-friendly. This book will help you get there.

Number of Pages: 333
Genre: Computers + Internet, Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
Author: Tim Frick
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2016
TCIN: 51721111
UPC: 9781491935774
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-5001
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himri 1 year ago
When I took this book, I had no idea of what content strategy is or how a designer could help in meeting sustainability. I had read that tweets take up lot of energy. But reading 'Designing for Sustainibility' by Tim Frick shows you how those glued to the screen too are major power consumers. At eve...see moreof the reviewer's review
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