The rose is Double Delight at sunset.

This site is something of a do-it-yourself project. However it NEVER would have gotten off the ground with help from several web designers. The objectives are several. First, was to get away from a commercial site that was crap and wanted a percentage of sales. Second, was to build something that I can maintain myself. I use a managed WordPress site hosted by A2 and have been very pleased with them. I do not and will not write code, so I used Elementor as a site builder, plus something like 22 plugins (apps that work with WordPress and Elementor). Third, is to present my work well.

The site displays well in most of the browsers: Google, MS Edge, Duck Duck Go, and Safari. It has been tested on mobile devices, iPad, iPhone, and Android. It works! Some site navigation is not obvious. On a desktop computer the Header and Footer menu ribbon is visible and usable. To move through the Home Gallery, click on a tile image to open; there are forward and backward arrows left and right. The Places Gallery will display by place name, or scroll through alphabetically. The The Mark McGilvray Gallery is a shop page. To escape, just hit the ESC key, or back button on your mouse.

Navigation on mobile devices is different. Oddly enough, MS Edge and Duck Duck Go are easiest to use and intuitive. The blog page is paginated, there are several pages. Just press the page numbers at the bottom (challenging in itself) and the page appears with the aforementioned browsers. Not so with Google and Safari which open a selected page in a tab you must find in their browser TABS – they do not just appear.

What’s with all the roses? Well, I used to grow 200 of them. After a few years of that it became 100. When I moved to Reno the roses stayed behind, except for their images.


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