SprucePHTGRPH;
"The Green version"

In an attempt to make the world a better place, in an attempt to save energy, in every way we can, I redesigned the page to display predominantly black!

SprucePHTGRPH - "The Green version" saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen." Roberson et al, 2002.

   

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.

I believe that there is value in the concept because even if the energy savings are small, they all add up. I know it's not much, but whatever we can do to save energy is surely worth a try. So here you have it, the "Green version of SprucePHTGRPH;

Dave