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Because giving credit where credit is due is tight.§

TheChocolateLife is hosted at Digital Ocean and built using Ghost with a customized version of the aEsto theme from Inoryum, Ltd in London.

Salehin Khan of Inoryum designed the aEsto theme, stood up the Ghost installation on Digital Ocean, helped migrate all of the content from Maven to Ghost, and did 99.9% of the theme customization (I did a little bit of the CSS – a tiny bit), and will be performing ongoing maintenance and providing future customization services.

Images used for site navigation were downloaded from Unsplash. All of the images had their color manipulated using either Luminar 4 or Luminar AI. Some cropping was done in Luminar AI, the rest was done using Photoshop Elements 15. Final resizing for all images was done in Photoshop Elements 15.

Top Nav Links

  • The heading image on the TCL Originals page was uploaded to Unsplash by Gavin Allanwood.
  • The heading image on the Ask TCL page was uploaded to Unsplash by Gary Butterfield.
  • The heading image on the The Wire page was uploaded to Unsplash by Israel Palacio.
  • The heading image on the Classifieds page was uploaded to Unsplash by AbsolutVision.
  • The heading image on the Events page was uploaded to Unsplash by Adam Whitlock.
  • The heading image on the FAQs (Administrivia) page was uploaded to Unsplash by William Iven.
  • The heading image on the Team TCL page was uploaded to Unsplash by Ian Schneider.
  • The heading image on the Tags page was created at WordArt.com.

Footer Nav Links

  • The heading image on the Contact TCL page was uploaded to Unsplash by Mark Konig.
  • The heading image on the About TCL page was uploaded to Unsplash by Danielle Macinnes.
  • The heading image on the About The Wire page was uploaded to Unsplash by Israel Palacio.
  • The heading image on the TCL Social Media page was uploaded to Unsplash by Andrii Leonov.
  • The heading image on the Memberships page was uploaded to Unsplash by Priscilla du Preez.
  • The heading image on the Sponsor TCL page was uploaded to Unsplash by Chase “Jiggliemon” Wilson.
  • The heading image on the Consulting & Speaking page was taken by a Chocoa 2019 staff photographer.
  • The heading image on the Media CV page was uploaded to Unsplash by João Cruz.
  • The heading image on this page was uploaded to Unsplash by Sergey Zolkin.
  • The heading image on the Privacy Policy was uploaded to Unsplash by EV.
  • The heading image on the DMCA Notices page was uploaded to Unsplash by Markus Winkler.

Photos taken by me were taken on various Apple iPhones, from an iPhone 3 to an iPhone 11 Pro (with a 5, 6sPro, and XR in between). The Apple Camera app and the Hipstamatic app were (and are) the most commonly used photo apps, but I must have at least 30 photo apps on on my phone.

When necessary, I use the programming text editor Sublime to strip formatting from text before cutting and pasting into Ghost. One reason I use Sublime is for its regular expression search/replace capabilities.

All of the work I have done since mid-2015 has been done on my trusty 2015-era Apple MacBook Pro. I use four browsers for testing – in alphabetical order they are Brave, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Footnotes:
§ – A reference to the Pitch Meeting series on YouTube.
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