World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern

Vitaly Friedman

John Carter
January 4, 2024
51
 MIN
Listen to this episode on your favorite platform!

Vitaly Friedman

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pretium est ipsum dictum lectus mauris netus. Diam sed sit quisque facilisi luctus feugiat.

Episode shownotes

Web design has rarely taken the environment into account. Over the last decade, web pages have become ten times bigger, and up to 80% of the weight of a particular webpage can be waste—content and code that is not required for the page to function. Do web designers and developers simply not care? Vitaly Friedman believes that they do care but that they need better education about accessibility, usability and sustainability.


Vitaly Friedman is one of the nicest and most brilliant people I know. Born in Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany, and co-founded Smashing Magazine back in 2006, a leading online magazine for designers and developers. His curiosity drove him from interface design to front-end to performance optimization to accessibility and back to user experience over all the years.

The Market for Lemons, Alex Russell, 2023
https://infrequently.org/2023/02/the-market-for-lemons/

Episode Transcript

This transcript was created using the awesome, Descript. It may contain minor errors.
Note: This is an affiliate link, where This is HCD make a small commission if you sign up a Descript account.

John Carter
Tech Vlogger & YouTuber

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ipsum blandit at sed a, vulputate eget. Integer in egestas rutrum risus tortor. Augue sed ac magna semper vitae, orci morbi auctor. Diam dui ut ut purus aenean volutpat.

Courses for change-makers.

We provide remote, flexible training options to help you grow your design and innovation capabilities. We also offer bespoke training programmes for teams and organisations on any of our courses.

View all courses
Liminal Doorways for designers and Changemakers
Live Course
Liminal Doorways for designers and Changemakers
This stimulating and relaxing introductory course will give you new techniques for connecting with your subconscious, a Guided Relaxation recording to keep, and a supporting handout.
Mike Parker
TRAINER
Mike Parker
Exploring the Value of Design Coaching
Video Course
Exploring the Value of Design Coaching
This course is designed to provide individuals and businesses with a comprehensive understanding of the benefits and impact of design coaching programs. Whether you are a designer seeking to enhance your skills or a business owner looking to leverage the power of design, this course...
Gerry Scullion
TRAINER
Gerry Scullion
Getting Started in Service Design
Video Course
Getting Started in Service Design
Looking to learn about what is involved in getting started in the world of Service Design? Look no further, a free video-based course to help introduce you to the world of service design.
Gerry Scullion
TRAINER
Gerry Scullion