Designing and hosting websites for family, friends and various organizations is a hobby I have enjoyed for over 28 years.

The purpose of this site is primarily nostalgic. Over the years I have enjoyed developing many websites and, yes, I have a problem with “letting go” and so… my Portfolio.

Some background…

Website design has advanced considerably since my first award winning, hand coded site for Haldane Elementary School back in 1996.  This winner of the Vancouver Province SuperSite award is built with Frames and features an original Java Script Navigation Slider. (See Portfolio > Early Projects)

Keeping up with the latest trends in web design became a real challenge. To a large extent, this was due to the increasing trend toward the use of tablets and smartphones to browse the web. I eventually adopted the “Mobile First” approach in web design using the very capable Bootstrap Framework (Developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter. Originally named Twitter Blueprint).

In March 2016 I became a member and webmaster for Kamloops Photo Arts Club, resulting in a new appreciation of the WordPress platform for web design. This led to a new project: CanWebPromotions (WordPress Design and Hosting).

Through this new reseller platform (, I provided WordPress optimized, independent, secure (SSL) cPanel hosting accounts on new, state-of-the-art servers at CanSpace Solutions in Montreal CA.

assisted  with all aspects of site development and backend support including: domain management, cPanel, WordPress (install/setup) & theme (install/setup). The client become the Web Content Manager for their own website while I, as Site Administrator, continued to monitor regular backups and updates, and provided ongoing assistance as needed.

Hosting plans included a number of premium features such as a choice of Genesis and Imagely products (Nextgen Plus/Pro & Imagely Themes) along with other premium plugins which included UpdraftPlus for automatic, off-site backups.

What now I ask…

Now the time has come to “put my feet up” and retire from this retirement project. Hosting was never my primary interest, but rather, just a convenience for myself and clients. On April 24th 2024, after migrating my clients to new hosting plans, I closed my reseller plan — However, I will continue to assist former clients as needed, and maybe take on the occasional new web development project…

Such as this most recent project for my wife, in support of her exciting hobby: Lily’s Kinetic Art. Her work is on display here at