Technology

Off on a Tangent is designed for a minimum viewport width of 360 display pixels (dp). It should work properly in any browser using a recent version of the Blink, Gecko, or WebKit display engines, which includes most modern browsers on most modern desktop, tablet, and mobile operating systems.

The following browsers are officially supported:

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Off on a Tangent is powered by WordPress, an open-source publishing platform. The Tangent WordPress theme is based on Underscores (_s). The custom Tangent WordPress theme and plugin were designed and written by Scott Bradford.

Hosting and domain registration services by DreamHost and Infomaniak. Designed with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Built with JetBrains PhpStorm. Source control with Git SCM. Bugs tracked with Mantis.

When possible, Off on a Tangent complies with the most recent HTML, CSS, ECMAScript (JavaScript), JSON, and XML standards. Validation tools include Nu (X)HTML5 Checker, StyleLint, ESLint, JSONLint, and XML Validation.

Off on a Tangent complies with the most recent Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Accessibility is checked periodically with AInspector.

Refer to the Credits and Attribution page for a complete list of libraries, fonts, plugins, artwork, optimization tools, and other components in use on this website.


Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.