I enjoy helping other people create or enhance their on-line presence.
Once upon a time I built websites “from the ground up” with HTML and Notepad. Increasingly I have come to rely upon the mostly-free services and support available through WordPress.com. Here are four such efforts.
The first is a simple page that I built for a local craftsman who creates wonderful wooden toys for children. I spent a few hours photographing his creations, and a few more building his page.
The second was more elaborate, involving scores of field-trip reports, photographs, documents, links, clickable image maps, live calendar feeds, and a password-protected instruction manual.
The third contains real data that I and others collected in the field, and it was time-sensitive, politically-sensitive, unpaid and deeply rewarding.
The fourth built upon similar issues – except this time, dammit – it was our backyard – and frontyard.
Hopefully these and other efforts may help me answer my grandchildren when they ask: “ok, so what did you do to try to help, grandpa”?
My design philosophy is simple: to create websites that are attractive, rich with data, and easily maintained.