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.
Closing down at the end of 2023 calendar year, so not accepting new
- 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.
Written with a sprinkling of JSON-LD
for the concert events for machine-readable aggregation.
- abacus pre-school web site (handed over)
A one-page site for a local pre-school I used to have links to.
For learning and teh lolz rather than any real need, I went to
town optimizing this one:
initial images with
of the real ones, inline minified
offline use. Now transferred to the
pre-school committee to work out a replacement site.
- 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