Webmonkey at-large

Before the web become all about PROMOTION, the emphasis was on INFO ACCESS & INTER-CONNECTION.  The concepts of hypertext and linking still turn me on.  Personally, I love the big screen overview, and don’t like swiping down a narrow screen trying to find stuff that usually isn’t there.  But hey, it’s YOUR dime, and if you need help with your mobile-friendly site – yes, I do honestly empathize with your needs. Let’s give it a go!

For you


Abandoned by your webmaster?  I can bring your site up to date, and make the modifications you need to stay relevant. Does your good-looking Joomla or WordPress or hand-coded website seem daunting to maintain?  Let me do the tech stuff for you, so you can properly focus your energy on content, and save yourself the distraction and money of planning a new design. 


For committees and workgroups, a private website offers distinct advantages when used as a central location for communication and work sharing . Topics can be arranged in a tree-like hierarchy, and easily re-arranged as required. Traditional documents can be stored locally or off-site.and Workgroup Environments.  But in that regard, can WordPress be used replace Classic Google Sites? 



This, my personal site

Here on WordPress, originally on Classic Sites. By intention I've tried to avoid being biographical or comprehensive. The limited overview has served well as a social resumé. "Hey, when you have a little time, you can check out my website. Now let's talk about you." The challenge of trying to recreate and maintain the original design is teaching me things about WordPress that I might not otherwise encounter. New challenges daily.


Politics, culture, empathy, surreal lunacy (e.g., "Motivator posters")... and frogs

North Coast Chapter CNPS

Designer/webmaster (Joomla).  Facebook feed embedded in home page.  Removed the right sidebar, Nov. 2017 to widen main content. This site uses shared editing - so occasionally the internal layout of the content blocks may stray a bit from conventional design standards!  The Virtual Wildflower Show 2020 originally on Classic Sites, incorporated Java-generated photo galleries. ...Now with the help of another admin!  Hey, aren't CMS (Content Management Systems) supposed to be about teamwork?

In 2021 year I finally learned the difference between "adpative" and "responsive" (no, they are NOT the same) - and now I dutifully monitor site changes on my phone.  We're supposed to keep everybody happy, but that doesn't mean we don't discern differences in effectiveness.

CNPS Chapter Council

Using WordPress to organize the business of the Phytophthora and Policy Committees, plus behind-the-scene tweaks and repairs to the layout and style of the related Chapter Council site. 

the original Online Inventory of Rare Plants 

<pmore screenshots

Voice of Roma, version 2 


CNPS Quarterly Gatherings

Was designer/coordinator, four sites per year, on the Classic Google Sites - a platform that was abandoned by Google in favor of an alternative product focussing on a different market. 

Rare Plant Inventory

Was developer of the original Online Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants, based on online database app written in Perl, originally from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Prior to this easily updatable online version, the data was re-published infrequently as a hard-copy "book".


Designer/webmaster - currently still online.  Hand-coded with SSI headers and footers, with the content topics in the brown zone body swapped out using javascript. Most everything is my fault, except for the lovely violet/gold landing page, the banner graphics, and the sweet blue border around the content.

Jeff Burleigh Legacy

Data monkey gig - automating the conversion of photo meta data from MS-Access to Coppermine gallery


Initial work on MySpace was salvaged and recreated on Blogger. See Balkan page for link.


Before Facebook, we tried to out-compete each other with ingenious and/or nauseating page hacks. My trademark profile photo was an infra-red close-up of my eyeball. The occasionally used 'fiesta' version is on right.