About this website

This is my personal website, and has been since I first built it as part of a university HTML module back in 2002. This is where I try out new technology and ideas before using them in the “real world”!

The site is currently a Next.js site built with TypeScript, hosted on Netlify.

  • Next.js, TypeScript and MUI

    2022

    Rebuilt using Next.js and migrated all files over to TypeScript. Migrated styles over to Material UI, after trialing Tailwind

    • Next.js
    • TypeScript
    • Material UI 5 (MUI)

  • TypeScript

    2020

    Added TypeScript for approx 50% of components

    • TypeScript

  • BootStrap

    2020

    Updated the frontend to use BootStrap

    • BootStrap 4

  • Gatsby.js

    2019

    Rebuilt using Gatsby.js as an investigation for migrating my employers (chetwood.co) websites to static sites

    • Gatsby.js
    • Jest
    • Netlify

  • Django Wagtail

    2016

    Migrated to Django Wagtail CMS for better content creation possibilities

    • Django Wagtail
    • Django
    • Python

  • Backend rebuilt using Python/Django

    2012

    My employer (realbuzz.com) used Python Django as a platform, so I migrated my site over to gain more understanding and work more closely with the backend developers. Started using Git for version management.

    • Django
    • Python
    • Git

  • WordPress

    2009

    Blogging! Moved to WordPress for easy content management

    • WordPress

  • PHP

    2008

    Started using PHP to learn server-side technology.

    • PHP

  • Flash

    2007

    Flash aaaaah!

    • Flash

  • The macromedia Shockwave

    2005

    I'd used shockwave in university

    • Shockwave
    • Macromedia

  • The second HTML version

    2004

    One of many rebuilds during this period as I rapidly learnt more about HTML and CSS!

    • HTML
    • CSS

  • My first website!

    2002

    Built as a university project

    • HTML
    • Frames