This is a static site writen in plain-text markdown, renderd by Jekyll, and hosted freely at Github Pages. The design is a fork of Dennis Tenen’s site, which uses the Tachyons CSS framework. The type used is Egenolff-Berner Garamond, an open source Garamond based on the homonimous specimen (Frankfurt, 1592) and digitalized by Georg Duffner.
In its desing, structure and general feel, this site is inspired by notions of Minimal Computing, Andrew Simone’s Just Enough is More Wordpress template, more generally, by the conviction that all graphic design beyond typography is tacky and moraly objectionable. Ultimately, this site is dedicated to Cosma’s Home Page, aptly described as the “worst home page ever.” Cosma Rohilla Shalizi’s Home Page is so bad that it doesn’t even use a CSS file. It has no index and no other structure than that which emerges from the sum of its internal hyperlinks.1 And yet, it is a monument to the possibilities of human curiosity and the promise of hypertext.
David, Redwood City, CA, 2018.
Notices that I have failed to follow suit and I have left a header and footer. ↩
CC BY-SA 2019