past productions: artists, musicians, and individuals
Artistic and musical sites are a pleasure to design, as they allow maximum
flexibility in design, and often the artists themselves are able to provide backgrounds
and images that become the basis for the look. They also draw a different audience
than do educational and small business sites, differences that the designer must
take into account. Please note: a number of these sites are no longer being maintained;
in some cases, the sites have been taken over by the customer themselves or a
new designer. The screenshots show my work.
This is my little sister's new site. Robyn (aka Auntie Goblin) makes cool
stuff, and needed a place to showcase her artwork. She also wants to sell stuff
from time to time. I am very pleased with the way her site came together, especially
the little critters peaking out from behind stuff.
(Robyn no longer uses this domain.)
In my spare time (hah), I play the violin (see the UNHSO site below). My stand
partner Amanda suggested that we form a quartet to bring in a little extra money,
so we did. This is our website. The background is one big image (but pretty small
in download size) and everything else is CSS. I love CSS. Have I mentioned that?
is a freelance writer and copy editor. She needed just a little place to put
some writing samples and her resume. After a few revisions, this is what we came
up with. There are more graphics than I usually put on a site, but the rest is
UNH Symphony Orchestra
addition to playing the violin in the University
of New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, I also volunteer my services
for its web page. I've been in the Orchestra since 1991, though I did
miss the 2000-2001 season due to the sleeping baby's insistance that I
be at home with him! I recently redid this page, as the old look was getting
pretty stale. Free or not, I prefer my pages to look their best.
Quinn Arts and Sciences
belongs to a local musician, who performs a version of "The Seven
Valleys," a text by the founder of Ba'hai; and also does "sonification
research," in which he takes data from research projects and turns
it into music. We are constantly updating his site with further information
about performances, and it contains the full text of "The Seven Valleys,"
complete with illustrations from the show. The sonification research side
of it is also rather fascinating. I enjoyed building this site, with its
two seemingly disparate halves; it was a unique challenge to design a
look that would work for both.
The Wedding of Robyn and Brian Murphy
little sister got married in a beautiful ceremony on June 20, 1999. In
lieu of the traditional "paper" gift on their first anniversary,
I built them a website so they could show off the many pictures that were
taken. It had been hosted on a free service, but the service bit the dust,
so now it's here. (I have since grown less fond of the sidebar style of
design, but it seems to work well with this page.)
My Personal Page
of course, there is my own page.
I have been most frequently updating the "Baby"
section, as one might guess, though I also provide some free
craft instructions for various baby-related items. I've been working
on my page, in many incarnations and on many hosts, since 1996. It started
as a place to put the links I looked at frequently, and grew as I learned
more about the web and web design. Aside from the ESPG page, it is definitely
the largest site I am responsible for!