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Web sustainability

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, 294 words, 7th grade

We have been building fully-accessible websites for decades. And we embraced UX, Agile, etc. early on. But now a new standard is emerging that combines all our favorite practices.

The standard is Web Sustainability.

A draft of the Web Sustainability Guidelines (WSG) went online recently. These guidelines provide a comprehensive checklist of what to do to create a sustainable, “craft code” web application. They are split into four categories:

Thatʼs a lot! Our recommendation: do it right the first time, then re-use, re-use, re-use. Why reinvent the wheel?

We provide convenient checklists that we put together for our own efforts:

These remain a work in progress, so keep that in mind. Suggestions welcome.

Sustainability resources

Here are a few links to help you get started with craft coding:

Much more on the way.

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