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About FrankMTaylor.com

I purchased frankmtaylor.com about two years ago when I began a job search.frankmtaylor.com  is my online resume, but it was really meant to be a demonstration of HTML5, CSS3, and SEO techniques. When I decided to stop my freelance business (Made by Paceaux), I migrated blog.madebypaceaux.com into what you’re reading now.

Some technical details about the blog

This site is built in WordPress and it uses an HTML5 theme created by Toolbox. I hacked it into my own child theme. It started as a hacking of toolbox’ CSS, and ended up being entirely original CSS written with stylus.

The Design

Typography

I use two fonts that I get from TypeKit. The headings are “John Doe” and the body-copy is “Freight Text Pro”.

The line-height is set at around 1.618em and my margins are around .618em. I love the golden ratio and I find that it make very readable text.

Images

To provide you the best page performance possible, I don’t use images in my designs. I like using CSS wherever possible to support the design.

JavaScript

My JavaScript library of preference is jQuery, and I use modernizr for helping out HTML5 in older browsers. Outside of that, I don’t use JavaScript as part of my design. If I don’t need jQuery, I go vanilla.

Looks awful in IE6…

This website was written in valid HTML5 and CSS3; it was developed in and for the most modern browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, and FireFox. I’ll apologize for how it looks in IE if you apologize for using it. The site doesn’t fail miserably in IE 7 and 8, but I really don’t care what it looks like.