The Ultimate Webmaster

This web was a real feat of engineering, having been spun overnight between mooring points that seemed impossible for a spider navigate. The web was back-lit by the sun, and front-lit using the camera's built-in flash.

Nikon D5300, 140mm, f/5.6 @ 1/200 s. September 29, 2014.

Technology presumes there's just one right way to do things and there never is.

— Robert M. Pirsig, Author of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"

Web Projects

I've created several websites for churches. Church sites are an opportunity for inspiration, and the process for each was similar. First is one or more photo sessions to provide visual elements. Next is a period of study to discern how the site can best capture the impressions I formed during the photo sessions, followed by experimentation and development of a workable design. Concurrent with the web work is research into the church's programs, organizations, and history. A frequent reality of church sites is they are never really finished. Weekly updates accommodate bulletin content and activities.

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St. Ambrose, Garrettsville, OH
This is a small but picturesque church with a beautiful courtyard and a very active congregation. A site had already been begun by another party, so I also needed to incorporate some of their graphics and ideas. In October 2016, I revised and simplified the site, and made it fully fluid and grid based for compatibility with PCs, tablets, and mobile devices.
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Immaculate Conception, Ravenna, OH
This project was developed to replace another site and hosting arrangement. Immaculate Conception is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Portage County, OH, having been founded in 1854. Portions were renovated as recently as 2005. There are many beautiful statues and other visual elements both in and around the buildings. I used "rotating" page banners to showcase these features.
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St. Peter of the Fields, Rootstown, OH
The St. Peter of the Fields project benefitted from being a site about two churches. The original church was erected in 1866, but still stands and is used as a chapel and for other parish functions. The current worship space was erected in 2005 and dedicated in 2006. The priest was originally ordained in the Easter Rite, and the church's appointments and statues reflect Eastern and Roman themes. Set in a rural area, It St. Peter's offers a trove of photo opportunities inside and out.
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Sunday Oldies Jukebox, Streetsboro, OH
Created around 2000, this radio station site has gone though several major and minor revisions to keep up with changes in web technology and content such as streaming audio, weather links, webcams, etc. I inherited the site in about 2002. It was my first Dreamweaver effort (DW v.3), The current visual theme is a stylized jukebox. A mobile version of the site was added in 2015.

About this website

This website was created as a study in fluid design using the PHP scripting language, Javascript, and CSS3. Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Suite (CS) 6 and Notepad++ were used for file editing. Menus and lightbox were created using Ajatix software products.

Dreamweaver is now available only by subscription as part of Adobe's "Creative Cloud." A free alternative is Microsoft Expression Web, which can also be used with Ajatix software.  

This site is hosted on Dreamhost where it is mirrored as and The site is best viewed using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefix, and Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.