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.
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.