There's a saying that we have more than enough buildings. We probably have more than enough websites as well. And websites creates buildings.
- Do we need to do this project?
- Does it solve an actual problem?
- Is it made for people?
- Can it replace something existing?
What does it mean to create a sustainable website?
1. Hosting – Green hosting provider using renewable energy in their datacenters. Sub dimensions: CDN, global vs local, developer experience.
2. People (users) in focus – Strategy of design, content and tech that prioritizes people's needs
3. Content and routines – Continuously delete, clean and improve content on the website. Always aim to reduce the size of the website
4. Improve – Spend resources on maintenance and improvements. Digital matter decay as well, so take care of it.
"What if we had a map of the Internet? You could build a Chrome extension that acts as a little hovering map down in the bottom-right corner of any window. Like in an RPG, it could show your current location on the map and what's nearby, with the ability to teleport to any location, or just walk around. The owners of domain names could choose where on the map their domain is placed.
I could place my personal site on a street near the websites of my friends. We could form a little village. I could then go to my favorite sites and walk around nearby to find sites like them. This is a spatial interface that would give us a new and intuitive way for navigating the Internet and understanding how websites are related each other."
~ John Palmer (https://johnpalmer.site/#/spatialinterfaces)