Supported Browsers and Platforms

Off on a Tangent is designed for a viewport width of at least 360dp. It should work properly in most modern browsers on most modern platforms. If you have any trouble using the site with any of the browsers listed below, please let me know!


The most recent version of each of the browsers listed below is fully supported:

Operating Systems

The above-listed browsers are tested (when available) on the latest versions of the following operating systems:

Core and Libraries


  • DreamHostHosting and domain registration services by DreamHost.
  • Apache HTTP ServerThe web server software that underpins both my development and production environments is the open source (Apache License) Apache HTTP Server.
  • PHPThe scripting language that powers WordPress and WordPress plugins, as well as my custom application code, is the open source (PHP License) PHP Hypertext Preprocessor.
  • Oracle MySQLThe database technology that powers WordPress is the open source (GNU-GPL 2.0) Oracle MySQL server.

Design and Development

  • Adobe Creative CloudGraphics and design work for Off on a Tangent happens in the various proprietary Adobe creative applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and many others (depending on the specific task).
  • Git Version ControlI maintain my code-bases in Git, an open source (GNU-GPL 2.0) version control system. It keeps all my code in line and makes sure I can roll-back my occasional catastrophic errors.
  • Google ChromeWhile developing this site, I do most of my initial development testing in Google’s Chrome web browser, which is based on the open source (BSD License) Chromium browser.
  • JetBrains PhpStormI do most of my coding in HTML, JavaScript, and PHP in JetBrains PhpStorm, a well-regarded proprietary integrated development environment based on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA.
  • Mantis Bug TrackerI track bugs, development goals, and more using the open source (GNU-GPL 2.0) Mantis Bug Tracker system, which I also use to track my other development projects.

Standardization and Evaluation


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