Our website is eco-friendly

In order to be consistent with its missions and values, AD FINE wishes to reduce the environmental impact of its website. Thus, the new version of the website, which you can discover since April 2022, is eco-designed.

Why would you want to reduce your digital impact?

The virtual world is only virtual in name. On a global scale, the digital sector emits 4% of greenhouse gases, more than civil air transport. Our digital footprints must be controlled, reasonable uses developed and effective actions adopted.
The eco-design approach of our website is consistent with our mission to support organisations and territories in the ecological transition.

What have we implemented?

We worked in close collaboration with the Sésame - Web et Communication agency, located in Millau like our head office.

To deploy our approach, we based ourselves on the 115 best practices in web eco-design, developed by GreenIT.fr.

We have designed optimised paths to simplify the experience of our visitors. Limiting the number of files on the pages, compressing images and optimising the code have reduced the weight of the pages. The volume of requests to our server is thus reduced.

We have also opted for a more responsible hosting, which uses renewable energy, cools its data centres with natural outside air, extends the life of its servers and has an ecological approach certified by recognised standards.

The new carbon footprint of the AD FINE website

En cours d'analyse...

Main areas of eco-design by Agence Sésame

The challenge in eco-designing websites lies in combining an elegant, sober and minimalist design with a light structure and limited number of pages. From reducing the weight of pages to the size of the visuals used, through file optimisation and minification, we are committed, through validation tools, to building a website that considerably reduces its carbon footprint. Learn more about our eco-responsible web approach..

For the AD FINE site, here are the main ecodesign axes :

  • Lightening of the CMS used with the removal of unused resources, optimisation of the framework, minification of CSS and JS files
  • Limiting the use of plugins
  • Use of SVG type vector images
  • W3C validation: Use of standards, elimination of redundancies in the code and simplification of the HMTL structure
  • Added a little bonus with the "Eco+ Mode", allowing the site to be displayed in dark mode via CSS and content without images, via a server side script

In conclusion, all these good practices have made it possible to obtain a reduction of more than 50% in the weight of the pages, compared to the old site, and in particular a considerable gain only on the home page.