But what do we mean when we talk about eco-friendly websites? How much of an impact do websites really have on the environment? And how does one make a more environmentally friendly website?
Well, let’s talk about it.
If someone asked me, “do you design with equity in mind?”, I might just respond with “of course I do, I’m a pretty great human being”.
But when you take the ego out of it for a second, there are very concrete ways to make designs equitable which are easy to forget. About 40 years ago, a group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers came up with seven universal design principles. The first of these principles is focused on making design more equitable — it contains four simple but powerful tenets:
While more and more companies are now reversing their remote work policies — studies show working remotely even once a month increases happiness and productivity. We want to share our own personal stories of how remote work has helped us stress less and enjoy more.
What is something you enjoyed about working from home (WFH) over the last year?
Birds and squirrels. As my city was in lockdown and the hustle and bustle of urban life came to a screeching halt, I became more mindful of the hustle and bustle of nature happening right outside my home office that happens…
We officially launched our new website, a true labor of love. As an agency that’s all in on radical candor, we’d love to hear what you really think ;-)
At Boldium, we launch, reinvent and amplify companies to make a positive impact. Here are a few ideas for what you can do today, right now, in this very moment, to make your organization — and your world — a more compassionate place.
Q: Tell us about your dream trip?
A: My ancestors were traders and they traveled a lot on foot and horse in the Himalayas, trading between Tibet in the north and India in the south. My dream trip would be to cover a section of one of the many routes they took, camping along the way as they did.
Q: What route would you take?
A: I would cover the mid western region of Nepal from Lake Phoksundo to Tukche, where I was born. The trail I would take crosses west to east, over 5 passes 5,000 meters high.
At Boldium, we build websites for a wide variety of clients — some are large companies, with existing technological infrastructure, and some are companies or organizations that are just getting started, and do not yet have web infrastructure in place. We often get asked what sort of infrastructure — CMS, hosting, etc — we recommend. Sometimes, clients are surprised when the answer isn’t always ‘Wordpress’.
For many of our clients, they are already comfortable with Wordpress, or have existing content already living there. We’ve created tooling and methodology here at Boldium to make Wordpress development as manageable, flexible, reliable, and…
As a wedding present, someone gave me and my wife a juicer — one that her mother gave her. It’s nearing a hundred years old. And you know what? You put a lemon in that thing, press down, and juice comes rolling out. It’s 2 pieces of metal and a bolt for them to rotate on. It still works almost one hundred years after it was made.
Sometimes I hear people talk about their website like it’s my fine juicer — always doing the same thing, reliably, never needing upkeep, just functioning. …
Are we gradually falling into an economic, environmental and moral spiral? More frequent acts of terrorism, shrinking ice caps, racial and ethnic violence, the list goes on. While on the one hand, one could easily make a doomsday argument, if we look at one of the most fundamental forces driving how we relate to each other, there’s cause for optimism.
Millions upon millions of individuals from almost every walk of life are increasingly making conscientious, value-driven decisions about what to buy. Collectively, these everyday purchases are exerting a significant force on our economy.
To see if this idea holds water…
Boldium is a values-driven design and innovation agency committed to creating a more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world.