goblindegook is written and maintained by Luís Rodrigues.
I built this site in 2015, pouring into it over 15 years of experience in web development, frontend and server optimization, interface design, and typesetting for both digital and print media.
goblindegook is set in Alegreya, a typeface designed by Juan Pablo del Peral that takes inspiration from calligraphy to provide freshness and dynamism to long texts.
Post metadata, form elements and the sidebar use Fira Sans, designed by Erik Spiekermann. It’s used as the system font on Firefox OS and aims to maximise legibility on a wide range of screens.
Code excerpts are in Source Code Pro, designed by Paul D. Hunt for Adobe Systems. Boasting a crisp, supremely legible Light variant at lower point ranges, Source Code Pro is my #1 choice on coding and terminal applications.
The tools I use to create and maintain this site include the Sublime Text editor, nvALT for note-taking, the Vagrant virtualization platform, and the Gulp build system combined with source code processors like Babel, Browserify, libsass and PostCSS. Testing and debugging are possible and made easy thanks to BrowserSync, Chrome DevTools and Xdebug.
I built the WordPress frontend on top of the Genesis Framework and use several tried-and-true WordPress plugins developed by the community, including Autoptimize, Breadcrumb Trail, Disable Comments, Disable Emojis, Regenerate Thumbnails and Yoast SEO.