Paul Legan
Technologist
Paul Legan

Colophon

This website is designed and developed by me and has gone through many iterations over the years. I always liked the idea of having a personal website I could tinker with to ensure I keep up to date with the latest web technologies.

The site is built using Eleventy (11ty) and hosted on Netlify. In past years I’ve turned to a variety of CMSs but that has mostly been to learn about each one as I built the site.1We’re talking about WordPress, Laravel, Craft, Jekyll, and Hugo.

Finally, in many ways this site is powered by vegetarian cheesteaks in Philadelphia, PA.

Fonts in Use

  • Blanco by Dave Foster for all body text.
  • Pitch by Klim is used for minor touches here and there.
  • Basis Grotesque by Colophon Foundry is used for headlines.

Previously Featured Fonts

  • Mier B by General Type Studio for all body text and headlines.
  • Circular by Lineto for body text and some headlines.

Inspiration

I’ve drawn techniques and inspiration from many places around the web. Here are a few:

  • Many font and rhythm choices are derived from Matthew Smith and Luke Mitchell. They were why I hopped on the Blanco train.
  • The 11ty documentation and eleventyone helped me a great deal while migrating from Hugo.
  • I’m a huge fan of "marginalia" (or side notes) instead of footnotes. I borrowed ideas from Edward Tufte, Eleventufte, and several others before settling on my own version.
  • The style system doesn’t strongly adhere to any one philosophy (e.g. Atomic, BEM ) except a general adoption of the phrase "less is more". For larger projects for clients, I often turn to BEM as a guide.

This page was last updated on Sunday, January 28, 2024.