The choice of technology is key to optimizing resources; choose the most eco-friendly tool that fits the purpose and meets all the needs.
Here are the five largest families of solutions available, in descending order of eco-friendliness. - Static website (created with specialist software such as Dreamweaver, or a code editor) - Generated website (e.g. using Jekyll, a tool in Ruby that, amongst other things, can process templates and construct permalinks) - Custom-built dynamic website (with PHP, J2EE, .NET, etc.) - Custom-built dynamic website using a framework (such as Symfony) - Dynamic website developed using a CMS (such as Drupal, Joomla!, Jahia, etc.). The more the solution is ‘packaged’, the more abstraction layers are stacked, hampering performance.