A redesign of Low-Tech Magazine blog to imagine what a ‘Low-Tech Website’ could be.
The site runs on off-grid solar power and the website can go off-line after a few days of bad weather. Rather than overprovisioning resources to always be online, the design challenges the concept of ‘server uptime’.
To reduce the power consumption the static website uses very minimal hardware and likewise the design had to be extremely light, with the advantage that now it supports very old devices and very slow networks.
While designed as a discoursive object the design is functional and the site attracts tens of thousands of unique visitors per month.