- Explain who I am and what I’m all about, humbly and transparently
- Demonstrate recent design work and current technical capabilities
- Experiment with design techniques, color, typography, and CSS
How it’s built
I developed this site without frameworks or a content management system. It’s all hand-coded HTML and CSS, with a handful of plugins I borrowed from various open source projects. It’s templated and generated using Jekyll, hosted on GitHub Pages and CDN’d/encrypted/optimized via Cloudfare.
Many thanks to the open source community for these bad boys used across my website:
Primary design considerations
Styles and patterns
I built a handy style guide that documents the colors, patterns, and prevalent styles used across the site.
Homepage icons are SVGs that I modified from original work by Freepik (browser, thought bubble) and Oliver (pencil), and were pulled from flaticon.com. Other icons on the site are from Font Awesome by Dave Gandy.
Inspiration and thanks
The design and content on this website is just about 100% original, but I am thankful to these incredible designers for inspiration and strategic ideas:
Using my content and code
All of the writing on this website is my original content. It’s licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Please credit me with a link back to my website, and contact me if you have questions.
Before owning michaeledelstone.com, my website was located at edelstone.in (now defunct). It was an embarrassingly basic portfolio site powered by a CMS called Dunked. I will preserve older versions of this site after major revisions.