Because the site is quite large, and the users will want to either save the images to their hard disks, or print them out, I wanted to design a site that would load quickly, be easy to navigate, and easy to print without the viewers having to understand how frames work. I didn't want people to get stuck in a loop, having to look at a bunch of photos they didn't want to see to get to the one they did, because often they will want to look up a few species listed in the catalog that came in today's mail. At other times, they will glance quickly thru the thumbnails, looking only at the larger pictures of the flowers that look similar to the plant on their patio that is blooming for the first time, to find out its name.
This site is still in progress, and more species will be added.
Information provided by Christine M. Burton and Jim Broton. Scanning by Christine M. Burton and Karen Hedlund. Photographs by Tanya Balcar, Joyce Blumenstock, Jim Broton, Christine M. Burton, Karen Hedlund, Jacqueline Langford, Sally Marz, Michael Miyashiro, Angelika Richter, Jim Sanders, George Slusser, R. W. Stewart and Ellen Zachos.
For questions or comments about the website, please email Karen Hedlund, website designer.