Experimental Space Plasma Group, University of New Hampshire Space Science
the fall of 1998, the webmaster for the Space Science Group at UNH left
for a teaching job, and the group hired me to take care of their outreach and
webpages. I had dozens, soon hundreds, of pages to manage, and best yet, I was
getting paid for it! The page went through many different iterations as my knowledge
of web design expanded, and my design philosophy took shape. I'm still a part-time
designer for the group, now known as the Experimental
Space Plasma Group, and a screenshot of its current look is at the right.
I am especially proud of our outreach pages on the Interstellar
I also design and maintain pages for several physics courses
at UNH, including Introductory
Astronomy (one of my first, and thus the least visually appealing to
me now!), Introduction
to Physics, and a preceptorial on Cosmology
and Our View of the Universe. These pages are generally geared towards
users with direct, high-speed connections, such as the students on campus, and
have a larger screen resolution than other pages.
Screenshots of sub-pages on espg.sr.unh.edu (ACE and Stereo projects also
have their own semi-unique designs)
Introduction to Physics
Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays
New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium
fall of 1999 brought another project: the New
Hampshire Space Grant Consortium was looking to expand and refresh its
Recently, NHSGC decided to go with UNH's Research Computing Center to maintain
the site, so the screenshot at right is now merely a memory of my design. Admittedly,
it was graphics-heavy, but I could have fixed it for a lot cheaper than they're
paying now. Oh well. That's academic bureaucracy for you.
newest opus is for another UNH organization, GroundWinds.
This project, based in New Hampshire's White Mountains, uses a laser to investigate
better means of predicting the weather. The site is meant for both outreach and
internal use, so combines elements of both the above sites. I am quite fond of
the frame design used here, with the clouds and laser (which is actually green,
and visible under normal conditions).
This site has since been redesigned and is being maintained by UNH itself.