my little corner of the web
things I’ve built
- matrep school report system
project I built up from scratch and have successfully
run as a “hobby” (but deadly serious) business for many years.
full version control with
PDF creation etc etc.
Focused on speed and ease of use, hundreds of staff and parent users.
- abacus pre-school web site
A one-page site for a local pre-school I used to have links to.
For learning and a general laugh rather than any real need, I went to
town optimizing this one:
initial images with
of the real ones, inline minified
- lichfield cathedral chorus web site
My newest project: another Django site for my choir. This uses
to provide a responsive, mobile-first design and a service worker
to allow offline reference. As it is served via
and has a manifest file,
it can be
as a web app.
Served with a sprinkling of RDFa.
- matmonitor web page tester (now gone)
This was a good project: a monitoring and change notification service like
offering, but much more lightweight. Used
for SMS alerts. I thought it
was awesome, but failed to attract any subscribers so shut it down. I think it
would have been a success a decade or so earlier when web hosting was