We try to create clean and uncluttered pages that work well on phones, tablets and computers. Happily, we do not carry advertisements, nor do we need click-throughs, nor to make money from ‘digital exhaust’. Most users come straight from search engines (and probably return there). We just focus on content.


Many of the images we use are sourced from Flickr and Wikimedia. They come with Creative Commons licenses. We also make extensive use of Unsplash material and public domain content from larger public institutions.


All live typefaces are websafe – they are on your computer or device rather than drawn from an external server such as Google Fonts. There are two reasons for doing this – websafe pages load faster, and we suspect Google may use its fonts to track users.

Headings and the main body text are set in Tahamo – which has a humanist feel. It was designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft and is included in the overwhelming majority of their systems. It also has the advantage of being installed on many Apple machines. Previously we employed Georgia for the main body text and Trebuchet MS for headings but decided to change because of Tahoma’s clarity of display on-screen. This is particularly important given the number of users using phones to access the site.

If viewing on an Android phone or device you are, unfortunately, probably seeing the Google default fonts: Droid Sans and Droid Serif.


After years of using all-singing and all-dancing platforms like Divi and Pagelines we have opted for the simple life. The site uses GeneratePress on WordPress plus a chunk of custom CSS code.

Acknowledgement: Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash