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To design a Website

I really have had to make up my mind to come up with a simple and sleek website. It took me several days to think how my personal homepage should look like. Although, nowadays, every institute's home page provides a staff list where (usually) every staff member is asked to upload some content—see my personal PIK page, for example—but this kind of design and content is not what I was looking for. And I love it simple!

So, I decided that my personal website should have a simple layout, at least the entry page. Therefore, I chose to use tabs that, while popping up, show what the site is about. It doesn't, by the way, as of now! Who I am, showing a short CV, and showing what I'm interested in. The main entry page should also link to this blog which it does right now.

So far, so good. To allow some interactive behavior I included CSS overlays that pop up while clicking on the respective tab. For a corporate website, I also use the same font Josefin Slab and EB Garamond which you can get from Google Fonts here and here. I like the style of that fonts; especially Josefin Slab reminds me of the 20's or 30's. And EB Garamond is quite good to read as well.

Tags: design, html, css 2014/12/08
About Mario Krapp
I'm a physicist by training and graduated in Earth System Science.

And I like coding. I've been working with complex computer models ever since my undergrad and I enjoy data exploration and data analysis to gain insights into the underlying principles.

Feel free to contact me.

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