~ 07 October 2005 ~
Though a rather small site, it required the collaborative input of Bryan Bell, John Gruber, and David Young (founder). The final version looks nothing like the original comps, but hey, isn’t that usually the case? Credit goes to the three mentioned here for chipping away at the marble until the beauty within was revealed.
Two other hat tips, one to Paige Pooler and the other to Dan Cederholm. We were fortunate enough to acquire the exceptional skills of Paige Pooler for the lovely illustrations used throughout the site. In layman’s terms, her skills are wicked mad. Wait, what was that? You say she writes, too?
And Dan… Dan, Dan, Dan. Please keep your books off of my desk because they cause me to uncontrollably seek out new, more effective “bulletproof” ways of coding one’s site. I’m pleased to report that, aside from a small image in the left nav (absolutely positioned, working to fix that), the site is Kevlar vest-like in shielding itself from Command +/- resizing fiends.
Yes, I learned my lesson the last time I was pummelled for absolute font sizing.
UpdateForgot one person. I raved about Mark Simonson’s Proxima
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