Matthew Dupree


About Me!

I'm a 24 year old PhD student working in the Intelligent Engineering Assistant (IEA) lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. (UCSB)

By day, I study knowledge graphs and Plotly-Dash. By night I study Transformer models, Python, Rust, C, and C++.

About This Site.

I created this site by hand in vanilla HTML5 and CSS3. No frameworks, no generators, no copy-pasted styles. Just me, a text editor, and hours of YouTube and Mozilla Developer Network.

The only things I've taken from elsewhere are the external link icons on the homepage and the section slant trick on the timeline. (The latter has been heavily adapted.)

Part of the challenge of the site was my goal to make it functional without JavaScript. As I frequently browse the web with JavaScript disabled (to protect against sandbox escapes) I wanted to make my site appealing and similarly capable for people of the same opinion as me.

I also tried to have the site follow accessibility guidelines, at least so far as they were flagged by Firefox's accessibility inspector. While only basic checks, it led to the labels on the icons on the index, which I had initially planned to be an unlabeled mess! (It really is true: concern for accessibility improves the experience for everyone.)

Finally, this site supports both light mode and dark mode! Try toggling between the two in your browser's inspector or system settings to observe how the themes change. I also made use of the System Colors specification to, where possible, use the browser's choice of text color and background, though other colors were selected with the white-on-black/black-on-white defaults in mind.