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My name is André Legris and I own Eridani Digital, a small company which focuses on the design and production of content-rich websites and the publication of associated ebooks.

I put together this website to use as a tool for building other websites. I use the Divi WordPress Theme (from the excellent people at Elegant Themes) because it allows me to assemble websites using a graphical interface rather than having to slog through endless pages of CSS code.

CSS code hurts my brain and make me look towards Netflix for solace.

So what I’ve done is collect together a bunch of Divi layouts and modules (the json files) and organized them into basic categories so I can easily see what they look like. Feel free to have a look through the layouts.  I also save some of my own created modules here. 

What did I do before I began building websites? I did a bunch of very interesting things. I’ve had a professional life that has been as rewarding as it has been unusual.

I started my career as a wildlife biologist, specializing in the population biology of waterfowl and the ecology of neotropical songbirds.

After a few years, this morphed into working as an environmental scientist, specializing in landscape evaluations, with expertise in soil science, botany, ecosite analysis and climatology.

After almost two decades of scientific excursions through landscapes as varied as wetlands, prairies, old growth forest and the arctic, my career took a definite turn when I became a non-tenured university professor, teaching a variety of courses in environmental science, human geography and statistics.

Five years later, my career veered off into a very different field: municipal planning. I was a planner and development officer for small towns, rural counties, and industrial areas in western Canada.

Now I’m on career number five as a web designer and writer, producing websites about science, the environment, balanced living and a few other odd topics that pique my interest. Plus lots of writing and editing work.

I was born and raised in Alberta but have lived in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, the United States and France. Currently I live in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. I’m pretty happy about that.

For more information, please visit my personal site, which you can find here.

You can find the Eridani Digital site here.