During my high-school years I had a passion for programming Direct X games with the DarkBASIC Professional engine. As I started at university I decided it was time to create an online showcase of my games, and hence my transition away from games and towards web development began.
While studying at university, I was an Officer Cadet at Manchester and Salford Universities Officer Training Corps. Their existing website was a decade old and hadn’t aged well, so I built it from scratch with the CodeIgniter PHP framework, with a touch of jQuery and Google Maps API. It featured a member’s area with message boards, voting polls, MOTD, and training schedules.
hoizo has been the biggest challenge for me so far. I set up the VPS with an Nginx server, and proceeded to single-handedly build the site with the Zend PHP framework. It features use of Google Maps, PayPal, and social media plug-ins. I also supervised creation of the Facebook app.
Secret Compass wanted a developer to spruce up their site, and as a fan of their industry and services I felt compelled to offer my skills. I improved their already-existing WordPress template to be more SEO-friendly and embedded new features.
8mediacentral approached me asking for tutorials rather than a website. I wrote two in total, as requested*:
* I take no responsibility for the client breaking the formatting of the text and failing to update the location of included media.