Zi Yang Lai

Landscape & Cityscape Photography Portfolio


This website is built on Kirby using a custom theme based on a modified version of Igor Adamenko's awsm.css framework. This custom fork, along with the Kirby theme, is available as an open-source project.

Hosted by QuadraNet in Los Angeles and powered by Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS. Cloudflare acts as a reverse proxy and provides caching and DDoS protection.

This site respects your privacy. It contains zero tracking scripts and Nginx access logs are disabled. I receive no information about this site's visitors.

All traffic is fully encrypted with TLS from your browser to the server origin and back, with one termination and re-encryption at Cloudflare's edge ("full strict" mode in Cloudflare terms). The origin server uses a Let's Encrypt certificate and this domain is HSTS preloaded.

This site is designed to be extremely lightweight. Excluding images, every page makes just 5 requests and loads only ~25KB of code. The 3 stylesheets and single JavaScript file loaded on each request are as follows:

If you disable JavaScript, this site will visually look the same and continue to function. The only feature that will break is the image zooming functionality.

No calls are made to any external domains on any pages. All static assets are hosted on the same server that hosts this website.