I seem to be redesigning my website every few months, so in the full recognition that more change may be coming, this post will be quite short for the amount of work behind it. You can view my Gitea repository for more information and the code.
I care just as much about readability and accessibility. I tried to make text large, readable, and stable. Rectangular and top-to-bottom text is best to me. The animations that do occur are slow, even down to the fade-in and fade-out of the audio on the first page.
I care about style, but it’s secondary to me to that first goal of functionality and readability. The font used, Lora, reflects this goal, in being sort of a subtle and readable cousin of Garamond. The gradient in the background is something I added to make the site look nice, but I tried hard to keep it from being distracting by reducing the saturation in the colors.
On top of Svelte, I use SvelteKit, a framework for packaging Svelte applications. It especially offers a fairly intuitive filesystem-based router and various methods for configuring server-side rendering and static site generation.
I don’t use any styling or CSS library for this site. Svelte
actually performs a lot of that work through
and I prefer not to use Tailwind, Bootstrap, or any styling
solution. It’s actually quite fun for me to do frontend
coding, so I don’t mind wrestling with CSS minutia, and it
feels better to me to have less dependencies on the client.
The two exceptions here are icons, which for the most part
and Iconify, and the rendering of
Svelte-augmented markdown content, which come from
mdsvex and underneath that,
remark. Perhaps one day I’ll
write my own markdown parser.
What I meant by “quite fun for me:”
the “currently” section is automatically updated. It interacts with the SQLite database used by Calibre, my ebook application, to get my last read book. It queries Spotify for the music.
you get an Atom (or RSS, for the last two) feed at any of the following routes:
This was inspired by getting frustrated by having to guess-and-check for the correct route on too many websites I wanted to follow.
there is an animation, as well as a fade-in and fade-out when played and paused, for the audio element on the home page
on the CV page, you can change the citation style (!), enable a “condensed” view format, and change font sizes
on posts, footnotes and guides travel with the reader as they scroll
as of september 2022, this is deployed on a lonely laptop hanging out at my parents’ house. You are establishing a connection to that home instead of a data center in visiting this website