Blog

Below are some articles covering web design, web development and sustainability. I have been a web developer in Bristol and London for a number of years and my blog posts give some insight into the work I undertake.

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My website is rated ‘A’ on the Website Carbon Rating System

After testing the new Website Carbon Rating System, I’m pleased to announce that my website achieved an A rating.

Sustainable Web Design | Web Development

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A day of tree planting with Avon Needs Trees

Since building Avon Needs Trees’ website I have been meaning to volunteer for them, and this week I did just that.

Charity Websites | Volunteering

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How much energy and CO2 my website saved in 2023

How much CO2e did my website save in 2023? Not that much, but…

Sustainable Web Design | WordPress

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WordPress Pre- and Post-Live Checklist

When setting a WordPress website live, nothing can go wrong, right? Well, maybe.

Web Development | WordPress

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Why I no longer build carbon-neutral websites

In the past I have gotten to a position where I think I am carbon neutral, however, low-carbon seems more appropriate.

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design | Web Development

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Charity WordPress Websites: Building WordPress websites for environmental charities

A few WordPress websites I have built for environmental charities and organisations.

Charity Websites | Sustainable Web Design | WordPress

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Sustainable Web Development – how this website is built sustainably

A summary of what I have done to minimise this website’s environmental impact.

Sustainable Web Design | Web Development

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The Importance of Green Web Hosting and Sustainable Web Development

How to minimise the impact of your website through Sustainable Web Development

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design | Web Design | Web Development

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2022 – My Carbon Offsets, Donations and Volunteering

A round up of my volunteering, donations and offsets for 2022.

Charity Websites | Donations | Sustainable Web Design

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Websites powered by the wind, sun and sea

Making carbon-free websites that run on 100% renewables

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design

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Sustainable Web Design – what is it?

Sustainable web design is an important and growing field in the digital world.

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design | Web Design

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Recent web development projects

Cheesy picture of Bristol? Check. A collection of projects I have been working on recently.

Sustainable Web Design | Web Design | Web Development | WordPress

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Krystal & Ecologi – Case Study

Green web hosting and ecological restoration in one article? Go on then.

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design | Web Development

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Planting trees while you shop

A browser extension that plants trees while you shop – without costing you a penny.

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design

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Bitcoin energy consumption – larger than Sweden’s

Looking at the huge environmental impact of Bitcoin – and the simple way to reduce it by 99.9%.

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design

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2021 – My Carbon Offsets, Donations and Volunteering

2021’s donations, offsets and volunteering – from Ecologi, Rob Greenfield & Avon Needs Trees.

Donations | Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design

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How your website can avert the insect apocalypse

How your website can help to boost biodiversity and halt the trend of declining insect numbers

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design | Web Development

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Environmental Podcasts

We all love a good podcast. I have added a list of my favourites covering climate change and the environment.

Podcasts | Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design

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Web Design vs Web Development – The Difference

Web design and web development are often confused and assumed to be the same discipline. So what are the differences?

Web Design | Web Development | WordPress

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2020 – My Carbon Offsets, Donations and Volunteering

My carbon offsets, donations and volunteering commitments from 2020.

Donations

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Web Design – My development aims for 2021

Web design is an area I am trying to learn more of in 2021 from my office in Bristol.

Web Design | Web Development

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Web Development Libraries – 5 libraries I use with every single project

Five libraries I always use – from carousels to popups and animations.

Web Design | Web Development | WordPress

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2019 – My Carbon Offsets, Donations and Volunteering

My carbon offsets, donations and volunteering commitments from 2019.

Donations

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Sustainable Web Development – Building low-carbon websites

How I use sustainable web design principles along with other strategies to make my websites as environmentally friendly as possible.

Sustainability | Sustainable Web Design

Website Carbon Calculator- Jay Burt Web Development, Bristol
Website Carbon Calculator

Want to know how much CO2 is being released your website? Well, now you can.

Sustainable Web Design

2018 – My Carbon Offsets and Donations

Details of my carbon offsetting and donations from FY 2018.

Donations | Sustainable Web Design

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WordPress Website Maintenance Checklist

Here is my WordPress website maintenance checklist – keeping your site working perfectly.

Web Development | WordPress