Online Leaf – Energy Saving Mode

While browsing the internet tonight, I decided to take a break to get some ice cream. When I got back to the computer a couple minutes later, my screen looked like this (instead of the page I was viewing previously):

After doing a little research, I found the website that provided this nifty effect, and thought it was pretty cool. According to Online Leaf:

“The standby engine is a project developed to reduce power consumption, when generating and displaying a website, without changing user experience while using the website. This is done by covering the site in a stationary, black color, which hides visual effects making the visitor’s computer use less energy generating and displaying these. It might not seem like a lot of difference, but after all every little bit does count.”

Obviously I’ve now installed the script on my Tumblr; just wait 60 seconds without moving your mouse in the browser to see the change. If you want the same effect on your site, add this tidbit right above the closing </head> tag of your code:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script>

Note: If the code doesn’t work for you, try deleting and retyping all of the quotation ( ” ) marks. Don’t ask me why, just do it. 🙂

For more information about Online Leaf, check out their website.