Gwich'in resistance to drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Minimal Computing

  • Environmental impact of server farms
  • Accessibility and connectivity
  • Static versus dynamic websites and applications


  • WordPress
  • Headless WordPress
  • Ed + Netlify CMS


  • Great content editor
  • User accounts with permissions
  • Many themes
  • Many plugins
  • Requires running server at all times
  • Users can make changes that break the site

Headless WordPress

  • We use WordPress to author content
  • Then fetch the data and generate a static site
  • A running server is needed, but only for a time

Wax and Netlify CMS

  • Site is always static
  • Minimal editor, can't break the site, just update content
  • Changes to style and functionality require code