The design considerations of this site

Created on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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Server-side software used

None! This site used to be served with Writer’s Block, a Content Management System I programmed myself.

That changed in April 2015 when I converted this whole thing into a static website, generated by Jekyll.

Assets used

  • Skeleton by Dave Gamache is a CSS framework that helps me ensure good mobile support and consistent content display across all platforms. It’s fantastic!
  • The navigation button icons at the top of the page come from Mark James’s amazing Silk Icon set.
  • Masonry by David DeSandro is a super cool Javascript library for producing irregular grids. I use it to render my article/book directory pages, since it can produce a columnar layout that sorts from left to right instead of top to bottom.
  • Karla by Jonny Pinhorn is used for titles, navigation and header/footer sections.
  • Open Sans by Steve Matteson is used for body text.
  • Consolas by Lucas de Groot is used for preformatted text.

Past designs

Apologies for the poor image quality. I did a lot of the early stuff with a 56kb dial-up connection, and was trying to save bandwidth where I could.

“Side-by-Side” June 2002 — March 2004


“Front and Centre” March 2004 — September 2004


“Tabula Rasa” September 2004 — October 2005


“Newspaper” October 2005 — March 2006

“Manuscript” March 2006 — December 2012

“Display Case” December 2012 — April 2015

“Mobile Foam!” April 2015 — Current

That's all there is, there isn't any more.
© Desi Quintans, 2002 – 2016.