My name is François Desvallées. I worked many years at Texas Instruments, then I became a woodworker. I am now retired, and I have picked up amateur astronomy as a hobby.
This site describes my projects, some related to astronomy diagrams and maps, mostly inspired by Guy Ottewell's wonderful astronomy yearbooks, published until 2016. (Guy now maintains an excellent blog ).
The site is built with Armin Ronacher's Lektor content management system and the Spectre CSS framework.
Much of the code is borrowed from Peter Hayes, who used to maintain a page of ephemerides, implementing the algorithms from the book by Jean Meeus "Astronomical Algorithms".
The graphics use Jürg Lehni's paper.js ("The Swiss Army Knife of Vector Graphics Scripting"). Paper.js draws to the HTML5 canvas, and provides a simple way of exporting to SVG.
Other libraries include Mike Bostock's d3.js and Ricardo Cabello's three.js
You can contact me through github