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A colophon is a short section you can find at the back of some books, giving some details about the creation of the book. I quite like making these for some of my websites, as a little exercise in being thankful and giving some link love to the open source projects and individual contributors that helped make it happen.


This website was built by me, beeps. The code for this site is open source and available on GitHub.

I use the static site generator Eleventy with the following plugins: eleventy-img, eleventy-plugin-rss and eleventy-plugin-toc.

Certain aspects of the code, in particular the CSS architectural style, is cribbed from GOV.UK Frontend—a project I now work on!—which itself is a modified version of ITCSS. Sass and PostCSS are used for CSS generation.

Prettier is used to keep the code beautiful.

I use Panic’s Nova as my code editor, accompanied by iTerm and Oh My Zsh.

Hat tips to the following folks for contributing something that currently exists in the site’s code: Bernard Nijenhuis, Brian Mitchell, Juneum, Rob Hudson and Stefan Baumgartner.

This website is hosted by Opalstack, who have obscenely good customer support.


Type is set in Plex Sans and Plex Mono, both part of the Plex superfamily created for IBM by Mike Abbink and Blue Monday, and served from Google Fonts.

The nebula imagery is of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope and made available under a Creative Commons BY 2.0 licence.


Words are my own, unless otherwise specified.

The robot bats are my own original character, designed with help from my friend Samael. The bats were illustrated by myself, based on the art style of the game Super Animal Royale by Pixile Studios, which is really fun.