Posts Tagged: MySQL

Correcting weird characters in MySQL

While working on web development projects I often need to copy the contents of one database to another. Consequently I’ve seen the problem described on Alex Kings’s blog a few times, and been able to deal with it using the technique he suggests. Today however I saw the same symptoms – apostrophes and some other… Read more »

The Daily Goss Facebook Application

The Daily Goss is an online celebrity gossip magazine. They asked me to create a Facebook application that would display the latest headlines from their RSS feed. The application consists of a canvas page and profile entry that are essentially identical. The headlines are got from the RSS feed, while the thumbnail images are fetched… Read more »

North Devon Pathfinder Trust Online Database

North Devon Pathfinder Trust is a charity which provides training in IT to the local area. To make it easier to track students and enrolments across their numerous centres they wanted to migrate their course management system – previously a standalone desktop Access application – to the web. I worked in close collaboration with Mat… Read more »

Wolf and Water

Wolf and Water Arts Company is a charity which does art work with various groups. The company wanted a new website to help them manage and present their extensive archives of material related to past and present projects. Their old site was hard to update and hence new content tended to be added belatedly or… Read more »

Facebook: Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends is a Facebook application I wrote to explore the possibilities of the API and to act as an advertisement and demonstration of my services. It’s quite silly, frankly: it allows you to make friends with, and chat to, some software pretending to be a person under one of a large number of different… Read more »

Metro International

I was asked by unit9.com to help develop the backend administration for Metro International’s new website. This involved radical customisation of the Drupal content management system so Metro staff could easily maintain the content of this beautifully designed site with its many complex page structures. It doesn’t look like a Drupal site, does it? “Working… Read more »

The Great Torrington Cavaliers

The Great Torrington Cavaliers are an energetic local fundraising organization. They had an existing website but they were struggling to cope with the changes required whenever they ran a new event. They also wanted a site which would act as a centre for the exchange of information amongst their membership. I chose to use Drupal… Read more »

Tailor Made South Africa Travel

Helen Palmer of Tailor Made South Africa Travel wanted to get control over her website, which was based on an unsatisfactory custom-made PHP application. She already had a WordPress blog so I suggested using WordPress for the entire site. This would mean she could update her pages whenever she liked, which would be a major… Read more »