This site is built on a customized WordPress theme designed by me, and released under the Open Source GNU license. Find it on Gitbub trips45-worldpress-theme.
trips45-worldpress-theme is a free worldpress theme based on Inkness, a responsive theme with 3-column grid based homepage layout. I created this theme because I wanted a blog site to look different from many other WordPress sites — this theme by design uses a single column style for most pages, with a single menu navigation, and without the usual widget and sidebar clusters on a typical WordPress page. It also de-emphasizes social icons by having them show up in the footer area only.
I also wanted to build the site with Typekit. Unlike Google Font, Typekit Fonts are not free, but you can sign up for a trial account, which does not expire.