As Brian A. Maicke asks, “So what exactly is a colophon?” Well Google says:
- a publisher’s emblem or imprint, usually on the title page of a book.
- a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer’s emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing.
How then, is this site put together; or as some other folk might ask, “What’s the tool chain for producing this site?”
My platform of choice is FreeBSD. It is boringly reliable. I can install most any software I need, and it does not need rebooting much (and certainly not as inconsiderately as Windows 10).
That being said, I host the site via Netlify. The current status of my build is:
Hey, its all static content so no heavy lifting is required.
Site Generation: Hugo
I have used many ways of generating sites. Oringally, I hand-coded HTML. Then came a templating engine. Then—for many years—there was MovableType. That was followed by Wordpress. More recently, in an effort to keep things simple and stable–I have moved to having a static site. At first that was Pelican (because I knew python), but more recently I have gone with Hugo. It is quick to rebuild my site and has no real dependencies.
Responsive Layout: Foundation
My font choice is the default provided by Kube. Font Awesome provides the scalable icons, as the do for so much of the web.