Try and make your websites as sustainable as possible. That means:
- Using green / renewable energy hosting and servers
- Making your page load speeds really quick
- no massive files and images
- really basic HTML / CSS / smattering of JS
- use SVGs where possible, not bitmaps
- host assets not CDN them.
Having sustainable websites is a great step towards countering the climate crisis. You can check your website carbon and see how it’s doing.
Here’s a solar-powered website using a Raspberry Pi as a server.
This is good too: https://www.sustainablewebmanifesto.com/
The trouble with a CMS like WordPress and an ever ready theme is that they are terrible resource hogs. It would be way better if this entire site was a flat-file layout for page speed and then because it’s a shop integrate some sort of Stripe Checkout attached to it.*
*This is something to look at in the future when I am not concentrating on growing a brand / commerce store.