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March 01, 2006


Writing about web page


I finally got round to making my own blog, so please see my web site, – also cross-posted to LiveJournal if you prefer.







December 16, 2005

Another New Web Site Design

Writing about web page

Once again I redesigned my web site. This time I went for the minimalist no-content look, figuring if I have no content, it can't get out of date!

I'm planning to come up with a new design for my blog soon, then use that for posting anything that would have previously been on my web site (if I'd gotten round to it that is). Saves my the trouble of making a CMS or writing HTML pages, with the added advantage that some people will probably read it! I also need to tidy up the tags from the old entries since they're still as they were in the categories system.

Added: Please let me know if the JavaScript for the email link and next/previous photo [don't] work properly in your favourite browser. Thanks. - 16th

December 11, 2005

The Uniform Server

Writing about web page

I found The Uniform Server a while ago but only decided to try it out today and realised how useful it is. It allows you to run Apache & MySQL (inc PHP and Perl) on Windows without having to install them first. You can even run them from a USB flash drive.

It's so useful that I've now removed my old Apache & MySQL services and instead set up one of these for each of the web sites I am working on. That way I just run the server for the site I'm working on and I don't have to worry about virtual hosts or what settings will affect what sites. It also has the advantage that when I'm finished with a project I can just drag it to my Archive folder, and if I want to come back to it later I don't have to set up the web server and databases all over again, just run start.bat and it's ready to use again! - 11th

July 08, 2005

Worst Web Site Ever?

Writing about web page

Ow my eyes! - 8th

June 06, 2005

Too many domain names?

The 60-day renewal reminder has just made me realise I've had my latest domain,, for 10 months now and I still haven't created the web site! This is in addition to the three domain names I have with my name (, my email () and my initials (, yet I still only have one working web site with little real content. Oh well, just 4 days until I can get back to - 6th

May 22, 2005

Successful System Development

From CG152 Slides:

  • System design is preceded by system specification
  • Success is having sufficiently limited goals

This made me laugh – they may sound obvious, but are still where I always go wrong and why I've never managed to release (or even complete) any of the software I've started! - 22nd

April 15, 2005

New Web Site Design

Last night in bed I thought up a design for my web site,

The idea is to have a menu common to all parts of the site, but use frames to outsource the weblog to here, the photo albums to somewhere else (currently investigating using Hello and Picasa), and possibly have different designs for the different sections. Each section would then be a web site in it's own right when removed from the frames.

Home Page
I spent a while on the menu, which is based on my current site design, but the right hand side was an afterthought. I think it's OK as a welcome page but would need more work if I was to use it for much of the site.

The menu entry is selected and a "remove frames" button is added. When I finally update my web site I will stop using "weblog" (I do on my current site as I've not changed it yet) and use "blog" to match the rest of Warwick.

This is another web site I plan to create when I get round to it. (At this rate that's never!) It illustrates how I can create other web sites and incorporate them into my own site.

I thought about reducing the menu size for the framed sites by using images without labels, but I think this would be less user-friendly.

Comments welcome. - 15th

April 11, 2005

Help: Which Domain Name?

I have two domain names that I could use for my web site:
This one's recognisable, but long to type.
This one's short, but not very memorable if you don't know my initials.

What do you think? - 11th

February 09, 2005

Link added to

Follow-up to New Weblog from Dave's Blog

Again I was going to go to bed, but I decided I'd better put a link to here on my web site (or "webben siten" if you're Saz)! - 9th

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