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Guillermo Esteves

About this site

This website is a very simple Middleman app, which I call Gateway, hosted on Netlify. Why Middleman? I’ve been a Ruby on Rails developer for over a decade, and Middleman shares a lot of commonalities with Rails, including a lot of helper methods, ERB templates, and of course, Ruby as a language, so I’m very comfortable working in it. I’ve also used it very successfully in the past for high-touch custom editorial features, like The Verge 50.

In addition to Middleman, this website uses imgix for image optimization, Plausible for privacy-friendly traffic analytics, and self-hosted fonts from Google Fonts, specifically Playfair Display, Lato, and IBM Plex Mono. It doesn’t use cookies or collect personal information of any kind.

The cover photos on the home page were both made by me: The Tetons at First Light in light mode, and Comet NEOWISE over Grand Teton National Park in dark mode.