"How do you build your web pages?"
Simple, static, hand-crafted HTML, plus Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). To change the appearance I need only update my CSS file. Perhaps I should add, however, that — like its elderly proprietor — 'molehole' is optimised for use with desktop PCs and comfortably large display screens. (I ignore "viewport".)
Is there a philosophy behind 'molehole'?
Yes (surprisingly). Although it's a personal hobbyist site, as I say on the Home page...
I keep things hereabouts as simple1 as I know how — but no simpler.
"Simple", in my opinion, equates to:
- having a standard look'n'feel across pages,
- using simple navigation across the site,
- providing a consistent access path into each area of the site,
Nothing fancy. Almost no animation, no interactivity. Just web pages that load cleanly into any modern web browser. Things are improving as more and more sites converge on relatively few canned themes and paradigms for info org but — frankly — I stick with my "RISC" / Zen approach where I know what every line of HTML does and why it's there.
I field occasional requests...
... from people wishing to link to 'molehole', and rather more often from people suggesting (or insisting) 'molehole' should link to them. I even sometimes get asked to stop linking to them. A polite email works wonders.
I reserve the right to move things around. Link here if you wish, but I suggest you link only to my Home Page. (I make 'molehole' navigation simple and straightforward from there. And I offer a Site Map. I even update it occasionally.) Obviously, I have no control over who chooses to link to what. That's entirely up to you...
My thanks to:
- Jonathan Corum (13pt) for the CSS that inspired Molehole's design. It still evolves, of course. (Slowly.)
- Chris Heilmann's neat list magic that I adapted for my top navigation bar.