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Design Guide

This is the design guide for this site. This page shows native HTML elements as well as custom components that have been styled for this site. This page exists for the purpose of identifying which elements and components have styles specifically created for them and showcasing those styles. As such, this is not a typical page, and you will encounter a fair bit of lorem ipsum content below.

Below, I've left notes about some of the design choices and features of different elements, but those notes are not meant to be considered complete or exhaustive. For further documentation on use or modifying these styles, see the CSS file or the site's ReadMe page.

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Dark Mode & Light Mode

This site supports both dark and light modes. Change your OS or user agent preferences to change between modes.

Inline Elements

The a element. This element has unique styles for the hover, focus, and active pseudo-classes.

Here are some elements that appear bolded: the b element, the strong element.

Here are some elements that appear italicized: the i element, the em element, the cite element.

The ::selection pseudo-element is styled as well. Highlight this text to see it change color.

Here is the <mark> element: this text is marked/highlighed.

Here is the <code> element: this is the <code> element.

Here is the <kbd> element: Alt+D jumps your focus to the browser's URL/search bar.

Lists

Ordered List

  1. List Item 1
  2. List Item 2
  3. List Item 3
    1. List Item 3.1
    2. List Item 3.2
      1. List Item 3.2.1
      2. List Item 3.2.2
    3. List Item 3.3
  4. List Item 4

Unordered List

Description List

Definition Term 1
Definition Description 1
Definition Term 2
Definition Description 2

Tables

Budget
Item Cost (in galactic credits)
Starship 9999999
Ion core 70099
Rations 2000
Total 10072098

Block Level Elements

Blockquote

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Horizontal Rule


Custom Components

Raised Card

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Links & Buttons

Inline

Here is a standard inline link: Ann Leckie is one of my favorite authors. Links have unique states for hover, focus, and active states.

“Undercover” Links

Below is a set of “undercover” links. I use these in the header and the footer. They look more or less like simple, free-floating links, but they have a nice rounded outline which appears on focus and which gives the impression of being a button.

In a list of links, give the <ul> or <ol> element class="link-undercover--list", and give each link class="link-undercover", like so:

If you have one standalone undercover link, give it both of these classes: class="link-undercover link-undercover--standalone", like so:

Publications

“Turncoat” Links

Next up we have “turncoat” links. I use these for tag links after blog posts. They look like classic outline buttons, and in a focus or hover state, their colors flip. These links are often prefaced by a decorative SVG icon.

In a list of links, give the <ul> or <ol> element class="link-turncoat--list", and give each link class="link-turncoat", like so:

If you have one standalone turncoat link, give it both of these classes: class="link-turncoat link-turncoat--standalone", like so:

Blog Archive

The standalone turncoat links have some extra padding.