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Went to Homebrew Website Club

RSVPed Attending Homebrew Website Club – The Americas

One big HWC, for anyone in the Americas(or who is just available) who wants to dial in. Let’s talk about what we would like to do in 2021 now that it is here. What’s Homebrew Website Club?
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you…

Brought up an article I came across with a “manifesto” for “low impact” websites that we all agreed seemed like a bit of an odd way to come at it. Consensus seemed to be that there’s some overlap between designing a streamlined, user-friendly, fast website and “low impact” website but the energy use of our websites wasn’t something we tended to do. I’m on the side of using the tools needed for effective communication and engagement, which are often visual on the web.

Indie Web: Green Computing

Solar-powered version of Low Tech Magazine website

See also: Hands-on Sustainable Web Design

Discussed building a lightweight mini solar-powered computer with a sim card and leaving it somewhere out in the world random. I thought maybe on peaks as a digital manifest. Someone suggested pushing a button could send a log to your website that you reached it. Could be a cool art project somehow I think (maybe as a temporary installation) — but the concern that once they got easy enough to make they might pop up anywhere and everywhere is valid 😉

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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