In 2009 I began blogging about my adventures on the train and life as a commuter. Over time my interests shifted more toward art and architecture as well as history, which is reflected in the content posted. In 2021 I redesigned the site to feature a large, whimsical illustration of the constellations of the Grand Central’s ceiling coming to life – a collaboration with artist Shawn Lee. The site uses an adaptive layout, allowing it to look good on all devices, including desktops, tablets, and mobile. Typography and readability are important to me, and the site uses the highly readable typefaces of Avenir for headings and other emphasized text, and Palatino for articles and body text. Creative grid-based image galleries accompany posts, and all imagery opens in a lightbox format using the jQuery Featherlight plugin. Articles all have subway-style bullets next to their titles, which correspond with content categories—a custom PHP script that I created.
Site was built using the CMS WordPress.
Visit the site online: HarlemLine.com