lightweight website versions

Lightweight website versions that we listed below comes without any bloats and loads much-much faster than its original version — because these lightweight website versions come with no, or little JavaScript and are smaller than 1MB in size.

Popular powerful websites now we surf today loads a whole full script other than contents and use far more data. Because of this problem, most of these bulky websites takes a lot of time to load and use a hell lot of RAM — you know if you use especially Google Chrome.

Here comes the importance of lite version of websites — they help to load quickly and give importance only to content, so that readers can get it much faster and in a simple form. Yes, when the website is lightweight, the appearance would also be simple and unappealing. At least that we have to pay for fast loading and bloat-free version of websites.

Advantages of lite website versions:

  • Bloat free
  • Uses less data
  • Loads faster
  • Loads less script and shows a simple layout
  • Uses less RAM

List of lightweight website versions:

Here is the list of the lightweight version of some famous websites:

Lightweight Website VersionsDescription
FacebookBasic verison of Facebook
TwitterA faster, data friendly way to use Twitter
RedditCompact view of Reddit
WikipediaA free online encyclopedia with the aim to allow anyone to edit articles
Hacker NewsA social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship
DuckDuckGo Lite version of
GmailBasic HTML version of Gmail
LobstersA technology-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion
CNN LiteA lite version of
HackadayFresh life hacks from around the Internet
ReutersLite version of
the Contextnews website based on the information from Wikipedia Current Events Portal (News section), with occasional editorial content (Opinion section)


If you know some other similar lightweight version of websites please do contribute to this list.


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