Website Obesity


As a minimalist, it pains me to see how websites have become "obese", overloaded with information and pictures unnecessarily.

What's taking up so much space? Besides pictures which I feel are necessary for visual impact, the biggest reasons are scripts, advertisements and social sharing functions. Merchants and website makers now feel the feel to overwhelm our websites with dynamic content.

We need to strike back. This is why I dislike Wordpress and have moved most of my blogs back to simpler platforms like blogger.

Who gets hurt when website content gets more "obese"? It is us, the consumers. As we consume more data on mobile phones, we will suffer as websites become more bloated.

Here's what we can do to tackle #websiteobesity

1. Blog on simpler platforms
2. Boycott scripts