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Style guide


  • Use British English. Exceptions apply to content:
    • copied verbatim from external sources (notably the LICENSE files); or
    • that must comply with technical standards
  • Channel names, nicknames, channel modes, user modes, IRC verbs, and IRC commands should be escaped (as code), for example: /join #libera
  • Filenames will be the URL slug; use lowercase alphanumeric characters and no underscores
  • In examples, mark required arguments with <>, and optional arguments with []
  • Lines should be no longer than 78 characters, so that people in 80-column terminals can edit the text without their editor "paging over" horizontally when their cursor reaches the end of the line
  • Internal links must be root-relative


  • Use 2 spaces of indentation in code
  • Be mindful about making the site accessible to all users, including those with screen readers or text-only web browsers
  • For CSS
    • Prefer logical properties (for example, margin-inline-start rather than margin-left)
    • In general, lengths should be defined in rem units
    • CSS that is absolutely necessary to generate the layout should go in the appropriate inlined CSS; other CSS should be loaded separately
  • For JS
    • You probably don't need JavaScript
    • Format JS with standard.js
  • For HTML
    • Prefer elements with semantic meaning (for example, <main>, <article>)


The content of this project itself is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International Public License, and the underlying source code used to format and display that content is licensed under the MIT license.