Colophon

A photo that I took in February 2017 inside of The Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
colophon[kol-uh-fon]
a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing.
From: Oxford English Dictionary

Way back in the late 1990s and early 2000s I worked on my high school’s yearbook and one of the last things that we did before publishing was write a colophon. I always thought that it was neat that there was a little section of book that we could describe, in detail if we wanted, what it took to make the book.

I enjoy learning how things are made which, in turn, leads me to want to tell folks about how I made something. So this is a place on my website to talk about the tools that I’ve used to create it. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, read on.

Influences

Before I get to the specifics of what powers the website and how it is built, I wanted call out the websites that I drew inspiration from while creating it. The concept of creating a personal log and wiki was deeply inspired by Devine Lu Linvega. I’m a long time reader of Jeremy Keith’s Adactio and drew a lot of inspriation about treating my website as my home on the internet from him and his writings. And finally, the design of the website is heavily influnced by my good friend Luke Beard’s Exposure as well as Kinfolk Magazine.