Frequently Asked Questions

How are the grades worked out?

The grades have been created by the team at Sustainable Web Design to give a more understandable rating for the impact of our digital products.

How can I display a badge on my website?

Copy and paste this code snippet onto your website:

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This will then display a bagdge similar to what is displayed here:

How can I report bugs?

If, while using any feature of Beacon, you find an issue please report it to us by emailing [email protected].

How does my website create a carbon footprint

The internet uses a lot of electricity and a lot of that energy comes from the grid where we don't use 100% renewable energy; it uses it for three distinct areas: servers, network and devices. Beacon calculates the impact based on data transmission which we can accurately measure and using the OneByte methodology we calculate the numbers Beacon displays.

Why is Beacon constantly in beta?

With new features constantly being added and those features being constantly tested, Beacon is never at the point of a fully stable release. This is done to aid in the flexibility and speed of development.