1552 Goldcliff Circle Washington, DC (PressExposure) May 02, 2009 -- Have you heard of the website Blackle? Apparently itâs an effort from Google to reduce monitor power usage by taking advantage of a black themed website. This isnât odd since everybody is jumping on the green wagon and people are constantly looking for ways to conserve energy. So why am I talking to you readers about it? Because I believe that this is a step worth looking in to.
We canât avoid using computers and the internet to conserve energy, this is an unavoidable truth. But that doesnât mean that we canât be smart about it. Most websites out there just follow the norm of design and work within the bounds of what would look good or what would attract visitors. Thatâs normal but if we add the concept of ecologically friendly websites then thatâs a whole other story.
A San Diego web design company, Crest Media Inc., who took on numerous projects attests that building a website is hard when it comes to design. Youâd have to cover all the bases and still keep it within bounds. Going all out the aesthetics is a big mistake and keeping the information afloat from everything is the priority.
What Blackle did was to fuse the green element into the mix. It still has everything that Google offered but less the white space. Yes, the oh-so-important white space. White space is important in web design since it does create room in your website. It makes everything else pop out. But did you know why this consumes more energy? For CRT monitors, white consists of every color so it takes more energy to show it on your screen. I get into the details but considering that black by definition is the absence of color then it sure takes less to show on your screen.
So what could you do about it? When planning for a website you could apply this move on your pages and even declare it for all the people to know. You could even ask this San Diego web design company to make your website towards this idea. The important thing is that you do your share to help make for a more eco-friendly online experience.