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For decision-makers and IT professionals, ECOMETER assesses the environmental impact of your online service on all phases of its life cycle.

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ECOMETER tests 115 ecodesign best practices from the reference book published by Eyrolles, with contributions by more than 34 business experts.

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Internationally intended, conducted with ADEME's financial support, ECOMETER is community driven, open-source, free and pedagogically oriented.

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From design to hosting, 115 best practices are tested and explained. Here are some examples, but be sure to check the other ones:

Development #42

Keep repaint (appearance) and reflow (layout) to a minimum

A repaint is a change in appearance of a DOM (Document Object Model) element, while a reflow is a change/recalculation of the position of the elements in the DOM. You should avoid triggering these two operations as they are resource-expensive, especially in terms of CPU usage.

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Hosting #84

Disable Apache's DNS Lookup

Each time a web server receives an HTTP request, it saves this information in a log, generally translating the user’s IP address into a domain name. This conversion (DNS lookup) is one of the Apache HTTP server’s bottlenecks and should therefore be disabled.

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