“Colophon” comes from the Greek “κολοφων,” meaning ‘a summit,’ ‘top,’ ‘finishing.’ It is a description of the details and methods behind a publication, often found on the last few pages of a book.
Page titles are set in Arial Narrow, while the remaining headers and links are viewed in Arial. For readibility, verdana is used for content.
The beautiful photographic headers on all pages come from a variety of sources. Most of them are courtesy of Friends of the Chicago River. All paddlers are courtesy of Rob Kuehnle.
Jen Pagnini gets the credit for all of the illustrations used on the site. The Friends have teamed up with Jen on many projects through the years and are happy to highlight her illustrations on the website. You can find out more about Jen’s illustrations at spinystudio.com
Design and Development
Neoteric Design designed and developed this site, taking advantage of the large availability of exisitng artwork. Neoteric redesigns websites with a focus on customer needs, site goals, ease of use and engaging design.
The site runs on PHP. Content is maintained using MovableType 3. A range of useful plugins are in use, including RightFields and MTSQL. SmartyPants and Textile 2 are used for text wrangling. The site is authored using structural XHTML, and complies with the 1.0 transitional web standards as set by the W3C.