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April
2016

Making php execute inside css files, so styling info can be pulled from a database.  This has some interesting uses in extending the features of my content management package.  For example users being able to set colours and fonts in the CMS.

Updating the favicon.ico on my site - matching its colour and design roughly to my logo - to maintain brand consistency.

It's that time of year again - tax return!  It's a straightforward task if you use a nice online invoicing system like www.icq32.co.uk

Working on a JavaScript web app - so no PHP involved.  I'm learning some new HTML5 techniques for local data storage and also integrating Google maps via their API.


March
2016

Working my way though my own website - making it responsive/mobile friendly.

I built and went live with a basic, responsive website for a holiday home in Kyle of Lochalsh.  Heathmount Holiday Home

Making my website content management system responsive/mobile friendly.


February
2016

Finished making my online invoicing system responsive/mobile friendly - so it makes doing invoicing from your phone a whole lot easier.  https://www.icq32.co.uk

For a website I built with a system for booking into meetings, I added the ability to download the meeting details to a .ics vCalendar file.  This allows users to easily add the entry to their local calendar.

Adding a "Keep me logged in" checkbox to the content management section on one of my sites.

Finally managed to get a sample SQLite database working with C#.  The official site and documentation doesn't make it easy...This should allow me to create a file system based database to work with a C# desktop application.

Installed PhoneGap on my PC & my Android phone - taking my first small steps into app development using HTML/CSS/JS rather than native.


January
2016

Accessing a gmail box with PHP, iterating over emails in the inbox, finding all emails with a particular subject and extracting text from those emails.

Finally figured out how to have parent and child sub-forms in a Visual Studio C# Windows Forms application.  This should make for some nice user interfaces without ending up with loads of individual forms opened at the same time.  It's quite tricky though to get nice - is a lot easier in MS Access.

Doing some testing of my websites on the new Windows 10 Edge browser.  All seems to be working fine - I'm not seeing any major CSS issues.

Taking data from a C#/Windows Forms/SQL Server desktop system and building a process to upload it to a PHP/MySQL web application.  The purpose it to allow read-only access to the desktop data online.  It's a nice project where I'm doing both desktop and web development.


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