The Sustainable Web Design Community Group has recently released a draft set of guidelines for designing and developing sustainable web applications. These guidelines cover various aspects including design, UX, front and back end development, and business strategies. Taking months to develop, the guidelines have received contributions from industry experts and breakout groups.
The document can serve as a checklist for implementing sustainable web products, or individual practitioners can focus on the relevant sections. Instead of providing excessive details, it includes links to resources where designers and developers can delve deeper into specific areas and enhance their understanding. The goal is to enable individuals of all levels to incorporate sustainability into their work.
The guidelines also feature a scoring system that assesses the impact and effort required for each measure. While the level of effort may vary depending on expertise and project stage, the guidelines can assist organizations in prioritizing and allocating resources to relevant areas.
The community group encourages feedback and contributions to the guidelines. You can join the group or submit an issue on Github. By publishing widely agreed upon guidelines, we aim to raise awareness and promote the adoption of sustainable web design practices.
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