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Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits. — Casey Stengel

Main site layout adapted from a design by Mohd Huzairy and originally created for Smashing Magazine. I absolutely love this layout.

Mobile page layout adapted from a design by Matthew James Taylor. I chose it because mobile page design requires XHTML, and because I know Taylor’s layouts work in most mobile browsers.

“Menu page” layout adapted from a design by the late, lamented Dan Schulz. I chose this layout because it works in every browser I can think of, including IE6, and is easily tweaked.

JQuery-driven “mega menu” from JavaScript Kit.

Sitemap adapted from Matt Everson’s Slickmap.

JavaScript encoding of email addresses from Hivelogic.

Search box styling adapted from Web Designer Wall.

The facts will speak for themselves. Credit them or not, but read! — Ralph Chaplin

Small icons from Mark James’s famous “Silk Icon” set; free to use. I’ve used these before, as have a half-gazillion other designers.

Search icon from Icon Archive; free to use for noncommercial use.

Apple iPhone icon from Oliver Twardowski ; free to use.

Stock photos from Stock Xchng; all photos free for use in the public domain.

Some photos from Smashing Magazine, free to use.

Some illustrations from Wikimedia, free to use.

Some illustrations from the free collection at deviantART.

Social media icons from Cheth Studios.

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Giving credit where credit is due is a very rewarding habit to form. Its rewards are inestimable. — Loretta Young

Thanks to Alex Dawson, Maleika Esther Attawel, Tommy Olsson, Paul O’Brien, and the other folks at SitePoint for helping me construct and design this site. Also, thanks to Leon Paternoster for his invaluable assistance and support.