Technical info about this site and its production.

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, I honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. I acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, I acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.

This website provides me with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation. Thank you for consuming the content of this site, made in majority on Treaty 7 territory.


This is the 12th version of my website since 2003 and marks a return to modular design thanks to TailwindCSS. I used to code everything by hand, even making modular, custom-designed, blog posts, and I missed that control and creativity.

Tools used

  • Atom for web development
  • NPM JS
  • Mac Terminal for builds, monitoring, installations
  • Transmit for FTP
  • Pinegrow for quick layout experiments
  • Trello for tracking and squashing bugs and other bits of jobs to be done
  • CodeKit for processing some parts of the project that I preferred to have a GUI for and for the nice little toast pop-ups telling me if something failed in the background
  • Figma
  • Photoshop


This site is all flat-file, baby.

Grav is the CMS I was really enjoying for a while. It's a great flat-file CMS that seems to be growing nicely. I got some flack from some developers while I was working with it due to Grav using Twig (occasionally seen as an inferior templating language) but I felt that overall Grav and the ecosystem they've been building is great. In the end I switched to flat-file for more security, but if you're looking for a CMS Grav is solid.

A strong runner-up if I was going to use a CMS goes to Kirby, which I actually built the entire first draft of the site on, but I was having way too hard of a time working with it in the end and the development on it as a product seemed way too slow.

CSS Framework

I had no idea that years ago the way I had built my website was what is now called utility-first or modular in design, or, at the time, why that was so great. After throwing a template site up quickly after being hacked and needing a website fast for some consultation work it started to become apparent the power that I had accidentally previously discovered before. With that in mind, I arrived at TailwindCSS, a utility-first CSS framework that I so far cannot recommend enough.