With a rapidly growing internet, it’s no surprise that the world wide web’s carbon footprint is growing. Currently sitting at about 10% of the world’s entire electricity consumption, that number is set to grow as the internet becomes more accessible throughout the world and the dependency on the internet continues to increase.
Check out the brilliant infographic below from HostGator on the responsibility of green web design, which means compressing pages and optimising to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly web. Read on below…
Did the statistics surprise you as much as they surprised us? Not only are the points above great for the environment, they’re also key to brilliant web design and user experience.
Compression helps load times and can significantly improve the amount of time a user spends on your website, helping boost conversions and your audience’s satisfaction!