Some details about this site.

the tools

I used the following to build this site:

All free of course.


Yes it’s XHTML strict, but that’s only because I find it difficult to code basic HTML. The CSS is valid and contains no IE hacks—not even a conditional stylesheet. I’ve also tried to use the ‘correct’ HTML elements and as few ids and classes as possible.

the type

I’ve used the following font-stacks:

  • For body text: Palatino, Palatino Linotype, Georgia, Times, Times New Roman, serif
  • For headings: Lucida Sans, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, sans-serif
  • For code etc: Courier New, Courier, monospace

best viewed with

Although I’ve ensured that the site does work in a variety of browsers there’s no doubt that it works best in firefox. I make no apology for this.


I use feehostia, partly because they are free but they also provide an excellent service. I can heartily recommend them.