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Minimal design

Apart from some basic layout any typography settings, I try to keep the design of this website as minimal and responsive as possible. This website also has no means for dynamic content, so no Java script etc. is used. I also abstain from web analytics and user tracking in general.


I didn’t want to bloat this website with any webfonts (and also avoid helping Google tracking my website’s readers, if any), so I just use a serif font-family instead. If installed, it displays text in Lora, which is a beautiful libre serif font.
For source code, I’m using Hack, which is a brilliant monospace font I couldn’t live without.


In the “Weblog” section I’m using icons, for which I include webfont versions of Fontawesome (e.g. the star and the calendar), hosted by myself. Those are licensed under the SIL OFL 1.1 License license, if you’d like to use them yourself.


Obviously I didn’t come up with the layout and design ideas completely myself, so here’s a quick plug to the websites and projects that helped influence this website’s design and structure:


This website is built with the static website generator Zola (former “Gutenberg”). This means I can organise my content as markdown files in a version control system, and Zola generates a bunch of static HTML files from them, together with a config and some templates.

The source for this website is available here: git.sr.ht/~irimi1/manu.computer


This website is hosted on asteroids.