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A list of lightweight [versions of] websites without all the bloat. Websites included include no, or very little JavaScript and are smaller than 1MB in size (usually smaller by a significant margin).

This list is still young and I would like to hear your feedback on what should or should not be included, please submit an issue or contribute to on-going discussions.

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  • CNN Lite - A lite version of
  • NPR Thin - Text-only version of
  • LevelNews - Independent news index
  • Pxlet - Lite index of various websites including Hacker News, Reddit, Slashdot and more
  • SkimFeed - Tech News aggregator
  • Hackaday - Fresh Hacks Every Day from around the Internet
  • Reuters - A lite version of
  • Techdirt Lite - Text-only version of
  • laarc - a tech mashup of Hacker News and Reddit by two long time fans of both forums
  • the Context- news website based on the information from Wikipedia Current Events Portal (News section), with occasional editorial content (Opinion section)


  • Facebook - Basic mode of Facebook
  • Lobsters - A technology-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion
  • Hacker News - A social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.
  • Reddit - Reddit .compact view
  • Twitter - A faster, data friendly way to use Twitter
  • Tilde - not a social network it is one tiny totally standard unix computer that people respectfully use together in their shared quest to build awesome web pages


  • Wikipedia - A free online encyclopedia with the aim to allow anyone to edit articles
  • Gmail Basic - Basic HTML version of Gmail
  • Gmail Mobile - Minimalistic mobile version of Gmail
  • Project Gutenberg - A volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works
  • Listen Paradise - A minimalistic app to listen Radio Paradise.
  • Afrika Radyo - An internet radio with emphasis on African and middle-eastern music.
  • Super Simple Lorem Ipsum - Super simple lorem ipsum
  • DuckDuckGo - A lite version of
  • wiby - A search engine for lightweight websites
  • Conventional Commits - The Conventional Commits specification proposes introducing a standardized lightweight convention on top of commit messages.
  • Txti - A simple app that lets you create fast web pages for everybody
  • Gnod - A set of AI-powered tools for discovering new things
  • 10kb Gallery - art within 10,000 bytes
  • qwsx - URL Shortener



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