Base Styles: Benjamin-Newton United

Best Long Term Decisions Made for Website

Major Priorities

  • Security as number 1 priority
  • Speed a major priority
  • Maintainability a major priority
  • Accessibility a major priority
  • Learning about latest techniques a major priority

Usability

  • Large font size
  • High contrast between text and background colors
  • Easy to see font at small sizes
  • Making special effects optional
  • Night mode, dark mode, increase text size

Marketing

  • No advertisements
  • Name my website after myself
  • Consolidate websites to one domain
  • Be in as few online communities and social media as possible

File Formats

  • Use only open formats whenever possible
  • Keep creations in as few a formats as possible
  • As few graphics as possible
  • Every graphic completely vector based if possible
  • Put books in e-book specific formats and not in webpage format

Organizational Related

  • Separate out headers and footers to pages so they can be updated in one place
  • Numbering systems on page for sections, headings, lists, paragraphs, and links
  • Hide and show basic information on every page for the website
  • Separate out large files like graphics and audio from small files like CSS and HTML into separate sections
  • Reuse the most of my code possible in designs
  • Check pages most likely to have layout breaks after design changes

Design Related

  • Put self portrait on website
  • Explain my website design ideas
  • Summarized what I learned over the last 20 years
  • Machine translated most important writings

Code Related

  • No CMS like Wordpress
  • No Javascript
  • Least third party code possible
  • Depend upon a as few programs as possible
  • Use as few a layers of abstractions as possible