Author, illustrator, and photographer who is known for creating two editions of The Web Style Guide. Also a nature enthusiast, he collaborated with friend Noble S. Proctor on the 2005 Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife.
As a result of his work as a medical artist, he became the 1992 recipient of the Best-in-Show Award from the Health Sciences Communications Association.
His book, The Web Style Guide, was translated into many languages and was named one of Amazon's Top 10 Web Books in 1999.
He was born in Monterey, California. He later married Susan E. Grajek.
He and writer Harold Bloom both taught at Yale University.