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title = "About this website"
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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.

### Fonts

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](https://github.com/cyrealtype/Lora-Cyrillic), which is a beautiful libre serif font.  
For source code, I’m using [Hack](https://sourcefoundry.org/hack/), which is a brilliant monospace font I couldn’t live without.

### Icons

In the “Weblog” section I’m using icons, which are SVG files from [Fontawesome](https://fontawesome.com/) (e.g. the star and the calendar). They are licensed under the [CC BY 4.0](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) license, if you’d like to use them yourself.  
I’m using single SVGs since I don’t want anyone having to download the font for a few single icons.

### Influences

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:

- [christine.website](https://christine.website/)
- [jvt.me](https://www.jvt.me/)
- [Butterick’s Practical Typography](https://practicaltypography.com/)
- [motherfuckingwebsite.com](https://motherfuckingwebsite.com/)
- [thomaslevine.com](https://thomaslevine.com/)

## Zola

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](https://git.sr.ht/~irimi1/manu.computer)

## Hosting

This website is hosted [on asteroids](https://uberspace.de/en/).

## Todo

- I want to make more use of HTML5 elements
- The templates are a bit bulky and could use polishing