“Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.”
― Ludwig Wittgenstein

As I’m about to start on another semester , it seemed appropriate to create a with a scholastic theme. Being composed of just two straight lines - and therefore closely related to my earlier work on stripes - the background itself is pretty easy to make, so I decided to add the challenge of ensuring that HTML text would always fall on the lines…

A close-up HDR photograph of clocks on a desk

Traditional HTML is “stateless”, i.e it has no concept of time or change. While this is still true in a formal sense, HTML5 introduced several new elements and attributes that temporally locate elements. These additions also tie into features provided by JavaScript and microdata to make rich pages that have awareness of time, place, and units of measurement.