Global activation for the next generation: Gen Z with OS Studios

We were approached to help global gaming and esports agency OS Studios supercharge their online presence. With a requirement to use auto-play videos across the site, the challenge was to design and build a solution that was visually impactful, but also super fast worldwide, all whilst minimising CO2 emissions.

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Project Overview

Auto-play video in its nature is usually the antithesis of website sustainability. We took that as a challenge however and explored a design language that blends the strong OS brand, with masked videos that are strategically sized and placed. You still get the powerful visual impact, but the videos themselves can be sized and compressed to minimise the impact on speed and carbon emissions. The other challenge was ensuring the site is fast for a global audience. This only amplifies the importance of keeping the site lightweight, ensuring the site loads in a heartbeat for users worldwide. Whilst the site only scores a B on the Website Sustainability Rating System, that’s still cleaner than 70% of websites tested whilst delivering a high-visual-impact, multimedia experience.

How performs

Built with intention, we practise what we preach. The result is a website that is accessible to all, loads in a heartbeat, and minimises the amount of carbon emitted each time a page loads.

  • This page is fully loaded in 968 milliseconds. The old site was 3.6 seconds

  • This page scores an B on the sustainability rating. The old site scored an F.

  • This page is 799 kilobytes in page size. The old site was 6.54 megabytes

Experience OS Studios

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Performant even on the slowest internet connection

With 60%+ of users in 2023 browsing websites using a mobile, it’s more important than ever to optimise your website for mobile traffic.

Mobiles are, more often than not, used out and about on mobile networks, where average speeds vary dramatically. This means that when testing your website, real-world conditions often means the tram stop outside, not next to the router in the office.

With OS Studios, the site will load in a heartbeat even on the slowest internet connection thanks to a lower overall page size, optimised code, and a performance-first hosting solution.

Don’t take our word for it. The Google Lighthouse metrics speak for themselves.

Google Lighthouse Mobile Performance
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