the quick facts
Typography provided by Inter, a fantastic font with a focus on web readability. I wanted something beyond the default font choices on major operating systems, but I also wanted to avoid relying on the Google Fonts service as well.
In tuning the font to be legible and crisp, I've learned quite a bit about the rendering side of modern browsers, and how to use CSS selectors to tweak the font's presentation to my liking. I'm still very much a learner in this area, so if you see something I could improve upon, please let me know!
The heart of zardo.us is Mecha CMS, an incredibly nifty little backend for the hobbyist dev. It's deceptively flexible and endlessly tweakable - but it's a fairly small project, which means the documentation is very minimal. I really like that - it means to work on this website, I have to learn more about a variety of languages and running a webserver.