About Me


Robin.is the name and despite the icelandic domain I do not live in Iceland. Never been there in fact. I live in a country significantly smaller and harder to find on a map... Luxembourg. But robin.lu was already taken and I was looking for a short appropriate domain name for my site. Robin.is still available in 2022 - not anymore! I can now do cool things with the "is" ending as in the previous sentence. 😎

Amongst other things this site contains content on accessibility on the web, travel, the occasional thought on the things happening right now and a photo from time to time. You can also see what I am currently reading.

You can also find a portfolio of websites I helped create over the years. It's been a while since I did that. Most were produced whilst working for Minervation - still my favourite job, although I stopped working there years ago.

About this site

This site is handcoded using plain old HTML and CSS. Server side, the text is largely written using markdown and the site is generated using eleventy. Client-side there are no cookies*, no JavaScript**, no annoying tracking or data privacy popups and no annoying design gimmicks that get in the way of the content. It's plain text, largely black on white.

This site can also be subscribed to through the RSS feed containing my most recent posts.

* No longer quite true. Whilst the site does not use cookies, it uses the "local storage" of the browser to store the theme chosen by the user. But it only does this if you change the theme, otherwise no local storage is used. I am not convinced this requires a cookie warning, so I didn't add one!

** Also, unfortunately no longer quite true. I had to add some very basic JavaScript*** to implement theming. But the site will work perfectly without JavaScript.

*** Still further from the truth. I have added an additional small amount of JavaScript to implement the site as a PWA. But the site still works perfectly without JavaScript.

More about this site

For those who are interested, I have also written a more detailed history of this site.

Also here are some of my comments dotted around the web: Me on the web

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