The term “colophon” derives from the Late Latin colophon, from the Greek κολοφων (meaning “summit”, “top”, or “finishing”).
Colophon – A brief description of publication or production notes relevant to the edition, in modern books usually located at the reverse of the title page, but can also sometimes be located at the end of the book, or A printer’s mark or logotype (thank you wikipedia).
This site is built using wordpress and has been made using a responsive design.
The theme is a modified version of @drewsymo’s (real name not known) creation which was inspired by Zurb’s Foundation css framework.
I built the site using the framework because of it’s ease of use and flexibility. Credit should go to @drewsymo who stuck to the principals of the Foundation framework and built a theme that was easy to adapt.
The site uses Mobile Gallery plug-in by Raygun which is based on Photoswipe which is a little buggy and has not been updated for a while but still works reasonably well.
I was using wp jquery lightbox but it didn’t make sense to me to make a responsive design and not try to deliver some kind of touch based experience for viewing the images.
The site also uses adaptive-images by Matt Wilcox. His script checks the resolution of the device accessing the site and caches images requested based on device resolution and resolution break points. The script can check the cache to see if images exist and serve up alternate sizes to make loading images more efficient. He even has it running with Retina display devices. And all this happens with almost no effort from me. Recommended for anyone looking to build efficient responsive designed sites.
I installed the script a while ago on the server and forgot about it which made for some frustrating debugging until I remembered it was running
The site was built over two days in May (read Golden week in Japan) when I should have been riding to Kyoto with friends but was stuck at home nursing a bad knee. I’d have rather gone riding.
Font used is Georgia. Not a usual choice for me but I was inspired (read – I stole the idea) by Nick Feltron’s sites type usage.
Any questions regarding any of the above feel free to send them to sw-at-50mm dot jp.