Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer-reviewed open-access books in linguistics. All publications are free for both authors and readers.1
For them, I’ve worked on the conversion of a manuscript that was a descriptive grammar of a pidgin language, with many interlinear glosses.
The original Word document was converted to a LaTeX document that was marked up according to LSP standards.
Sebastian Nordhoff of LSP did a preliminary conversion of the manuscript.
Language Science Press is an innovative and community-owned publisher, with a completely digital workflow. In the below video, you can see how the workflow goes.
This website is the third rewrite of rdmr.eu.
Its precursors were two static hand-coded HTML pages and a short-lived WordPress site.
The current version is written with Jekyll, with the code hosted at GitHub.
Jekyll is a static site generator, which means that pages are not rendered by a server-side process.
This ensures durability and resilience.
A lot of custom programming went into the multiple language support, along with privacy sensitive loading of external content. Tweets, images, videos from other websites are embedded with locally hosted metadata and only load when requested by the website visitor.
Inspired by the talk by Ronan Berder of WiredCraft at the Berlin Static Sites Meetup, I also made this website trilingual with English, German and Dutch content seperated.
To make the Jekyll setup more usable, a Makefile provides shortcuts for new posts, to run a developer server and to upload a new version of the site.
The website is hosted on a small PHP server, so that some interactive server-based options are available, as well.
The CSS is made with Tachyons, a ‘functional’ CSS framework.
I was surprised how quickly I could draw up pretty and useful prototypes.
For new front-end projects, I try to work with Tachyons.