References

Definitions:

Vector Sprite – a font-like file that contains multiple vector graphics. Regular webfonts count as vector sprites, as well as custom formats that allow more than outlines to be used.

 

Some basic Statistics Sources for the growth of the Internet and Web

  1. The Internet Society – http://www.isoc.org/
  2. The Internet Ecosystem – http://www.isoc.org/internet/issues/ecosystem.shtml
  3. Internet Society Page on market research – http://www.isoc.org/internet/stats/
  4. Internet Traffic Report – http://www.internettrafficreport.com/
  5. Internet Growth Stats – http://www.internetworldstats.com/emarketing.htm
  6. Old (1993-1996) Growth Stats – http://www.mit.edu/people/mkgray/net/
  7. 1993-1996 Raw Data – http://stuff.mit.edu/people/mkgray/net/internet-growth-raw-data.html
  8. 1993-1997 Web Growth – http://stuff.mit.edu/people/mkgray/net/web-growth-summary.html
  9. HTTPArchive – http://www.httparchive.org
  10. Mobile HTTPArchive – http://mobile.httparchive.org
  11. Current Browser stats – http://gs.statcounter.com/
  12. Gartner Group – http://www.gartner.com/technology/home.jsp
  13. Eyetools – http://eyetools.com/ (Eye-Tracking Heatmaps)
  14. comScore – http://www.comscore.com/Products_Services/Product_Index/Media_Metrix_Suite
  15. Networking Resources – http://www.nsrc.org/networking/

Validation and Optimization Tools for the web

  1. “Let’s Make the Web Faster” on Google Code – http://code.google.com/speed/index.html
  2. Ultimate Guide to Web Optimization – http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ultimate-guide-to-web-optimization-tips-best-practices/
  3. W3 HTML validator – http://validator.w3.org/
  4. W3 CSS validator – http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
  5. JSLint – http://www.jslint.com
  6. Facebook lint – https://developers.facebook.com/tools/lint/
  7. YUI Compressor – http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/compressor/ (JavaScript/CSS compression)
  8. Steve Souders – http://www.stevesouders.com (AWESOME Web Performance blog)
  9. Sprite Me – http://www.stevesouders.com/spriteme (determine which images to Sprite)

Usage trends on the Web – “Quantified Self”

  1. The Quantified Self – http://quantifiedself.com/about/
  2. Guide to self-tracking – http://quantifiedself.com/guide/
  3. Web 3.0: The Year of the Data App – http://www.lifeinbeta.org/2011/08/web-3-0-the-data-app-or-the-year-of-the-data-scientist/

Usage trends on the Web – voice-activated search engines

  1. Siri casts a shadow over the web (search engines) – http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2011/10/25/apples-siri-begins-to-cast-a-shadow-over-the-industry/

WPO (Web Performance Optimization) on SlideShare (many of these are from before 2010)

  1. Web Performance Optimization by Mariusz Kaczmarek – http://www.slideshare.net/bonoseo/web-performance-optimization-wpo
  2. High Performance Web Pages by Stoyan Steafnov – http://www.slideshare.net/stoyan/high-performance-web-pages-20-new-best-practices
  3. Don’t Make We Wait (Building High Performance Web Apps) by Stoyan Stefanov – http://www.slideshare.net/stoyan/dont-make-me-wait-or-building-highperformance-web-applications
  4. High Performance “Kick-Ass” Web Apps (with focus on JavaScript) by Stoyan Steafnov – http://www.slideshare.net/stoyan/high-performance-kick-ass-web-apps-javascript-edition
  5. High Performance Web Pages by Steve Souders and Tenni Theurer – http://www.slideshare.net/techdude/high-performance-web-sites
  6. Even Faster Websites by Steve Souders – http://www.slideshare.net/souders/web-20-expo-even-faster-web-sites
  7. Even Faster Websites (full version) by Steve Souders – http://www.slideshare.net/souders/sxsw-even-faster-web-sites
  8. High Performance HTML5 by Steve Souders – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs1yU6CeiHc
  9. High Performance Mobile by Steve Souders – http://youtu.be/5ENYA_RCCjM
  10. High Performance Ajax Applications by Julien Lecomte – http://www.slideshare.net/julien.lecomte/high-performance-ajax-applications
  11. High Performance Web Sites by Nate Koechley – http://www.slideshare.net/natekoechley/high-performance-web-sites-2008

Sustainability References from other Industries

  1. CleanGreen Ingredients, a Green Ingredients Online Database – http://www.cleangredients.org/home
  2. Johnson & Johnson Greenlist Framework – http://www.scjohnson.com/en/commitment/focus-on/greener-products/greenlist.aspx
  3. Green Chemistry & Commerce – “Green Ingredient” database list (has dozens of links to green ingredient databases) – http://www.greenchemistryandcommerce.org/retailer.portal.php
  4. Oikos (a simple online database for the building industry) – http://oikos.com/
  5. GreenFile (literature database) – http://www.greeninfoonline.com/
  6. B-Sustainable database (includes a framework for sustainability, the website is the database) – http://www.b-sustainable.org/

2 Comments

  1. I am working to implement as many sustainable web design practices as possible. As my site is based on WordPress, do you know of any WordPress themes that use sustainable design practices out if the box?

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