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Hi, I'm Martin (@squidfunk)

I'm a freelance polyglot software engineer and founder from Cologne, Germany with more than 10 years of experience in full-stack web development and system programming. If you're interested in my projects, please see my CV.

Besides my freelance work I'm currently working on Ginseng, my new company that specializes in layout error detection developing the Ginseng framework and a complementary service as a replacement for screenshot testing.

Why another theme?

Some time ago I wanted to release a project to the open, but it was in need of user documentation. I checked out the available tools and stuck with MkDocs, because it was so simple and easy to use. However, none of the available themes convinced me.

I wanted to build something that was usable on all screen sizes from the ground up, something beautiful and practical at the same time. Google's Material Design appeared to be the perfect fit and this something became Material, a Material Design theme for MkDocs.