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 platfor 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 run Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi as my web server. 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.
Get Clear from Smart Business Insights provide the analytics for the sites.