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
Rebuilt using Next.js and migrated all files over to TypeScript. Migrated styles over to Material UI, after trialing Tailwind
- Material UI 5 (MUI)
Added TypeScript for approx 50% of components
Updated the frontend to use BootStrap
- BootStrap 4
Rebuilt using Gatsby.js as an investigation for migrating my employers (chetwood.co) websites to static sites
Migrated to Django Wagtail CMS for better content creation possibilities
- Django Wagtail
Backend rebuilt using Python/Django
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.
Blogging! Moved to WordPress for easy content management
Started using PHP to learn server-side technology.
The macromedia Shockwave
I'd used shockwave in university
The second HTML version
One of many rebuilds during this period as I rapidly learnt more about HTML and CSS!
My first website!
Built as a university project