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A colophon is a page in a book that gives publication information about the book. Typically, it includes production information on the typefaces used, the paper, perhaps what programs or equipment were used in producing the book, and the general style of the book.

Most books do not have colophons any longer, and I guess the reasons are mostly due to chronological and fiscal economy. Nonetheless, I think colophons are super interesting, and mourn not only the fading of the colophon, but also the circumstances that made the colophon important (i.e. the craft that printers and binders took in producing a book).

Typography

The main logo uses the Serto Jerusalem Outline and Century Gothic fonts. The buttons use Century Gothic. The rest of the text is all done with style sheets, and I've specified the font faces in the following order: Century Gothic, Lucida Grand, Lucida Sans, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif. What you see in your browser depends on whether you have these fonts installed on your system.

Coding

I use JavaServer Faces and Facelets for this site. The pages are XHTML with Facelets tags. If I were to ever connect this site to a database, I'd probably use Postgres and the Java Persistence API.

Production

This site is deployed to GlassFish server running on a Mac mini, or possibly to a Ubuntu Linux VM. One of those.

I wrote the code using NetBeans.

The graphics were designed in Inkscape, a vector-based SVG editor.

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