Posts Tagged: PHP

Development work on

Pixdaus is a very popular nature photo sharing website, with tens of thousands of daily visitors. We were asked to implement a new design when the site was acquired by Environmental Graffiti. This involved reorganising and cleaning up the code as well as replacing HTML and CSS components. “Alfred has an extensive technical knowledge, which… 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 »

Some favourite software tools

When you have nothing to say, make a list, as Wittgenstein might have said – had he been a blogger. This particular list is of some of my favourite tools for website development under Windows (XP Pro): some well known, others less so.

Drupal and Facebook are now friends

I’m working on a new Facebook application for a client and being a lazy programmer I wanted to do as little work as possible while producing a good result. I’d started building the app with the Zend Framework but while it is many ways an excellent library it is as yet only a starting point…. 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 »

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

The brief for the web site of this popular North Devon tourist attraction was to create an attractive modern site with a clear organisational structure which would be maintainable by L&B staff. Given the large amount of content with varying needs for its presentation and management Drupal was the obvious choice. I created a custom… Read more »

Facebook: The Schema

This simple Facebook application was written for musician and journalist Rhodri Marsden to publicise his DIY music project “The Schema“. It plays a tune! To be more specific, it plays The Schema’s single: Those Rules You Made, available to purchase from all good online outlets from August 20th 2007. “When I needed to create a… 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 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 »