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About the Site

Fiftythreedegrees.com is written to be valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1. It was designed specifically for Mozilla Firefox, and has been tested in Firefox 1.03, Internet Explorer 6.0, and Lynx.

The site is hosted by 1&1 Internet. 50 GB web space. 500 GB monthly transfer volume. 1,000 e-mail accounts. Yeah, that should do.

I used a Sony Mavica FD-7 digital camera to take pictures. The originals were 640x480 JPEG images. Paint Shop Pro 9 was used to resize, brighten, and rotate the images. All XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript were done entirely by hand using NotePad.

The current design was inspired by emergency signage in the New York City subway. Body text is displayed in the font Verdana. Graphic elements were created using the fonts Arial Black and Zud Juice.

… Come to think of it, the copyright took inspiration from the subway system as well.