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I am grateful for the contributions of all who have provided me with the knowledge and building blocks to implement this site. If you feel that there is a contribution that I should acknowledge, please leave a message via the contact form and it will receive due consideration.

QR Barcodes

These are the square barcodes often seen as links to Apps. They are far and away more powerful than that. For instance:

  • Link to my web site
  • Contact details
  • Contact us by sms
  • play a Youtube video
  • add an entry to the user's calendar
  • start an image gallery
  • ease installing an app from the App Store or Android Market
  • send a predefined sms
  • send a Tweet with your content
  • visit Google+/Facebook profile
  • call a phone number
  • show contact data as a vCard/meCard
  • show your branding on textiles (T-shirts, bags) and other articles like mugs
  • show your profile on recommendation services like Qype
  • use QR Codes in blogs (Wordpress etc)

Generate QR Barcodes goqr.me beqrious.com

Plesk Knowledgebase

Some very useful Plesk related knowledge

Tools at Pingdom

Monitored by Pingdom provides a free time to load tool for a web site. Free to use and an excelent tool for finding out why a page is taking too long to load.

Website design, promotion, programming and revenue making

Every so often one stumbles upon something really valuable. This site contains a wealth of information on many site development issues. I have not yet read them all but those that I have read have provided clear concise information in sufficient detail to be implemented. A very useful resource indeed. thesitewizard.com

Farbtastic: jQuery color picker plug-in

Had some fun with this. I am not yet fully comfortable with Javascript. However, the colour picker works well and provides an intuitive interface. I have produced a page to help mix colours together. The resulting colours can then be used to render this site. A simple method for experimenting with colour prior to making decisions about your own site. Beware, I have made changes to the code. You can find the original code and instructions at Acko.net.

Dynamic Drive - CSS Liquid Layouts

The Dynamic Drive CSS Layouts- Liquid Layouts site provides simple to understand examples showing how to mix fixed and fluid divs to a web site. They work with minimal markup and can be readily modified to cover just about any situation. Excellent. Thank you.

jdMenu Hierarchical Menu Plugin for jQuery

The need to implement a collapsing horizontal menu using an unordered list with minimal additional markup brought me to the jdMenu site. The opening paragraph on the site states: The jdMenu plugin for jQuery provides a clean, simple and elegant solution for creating hierarchical drop down menus for websites to web applications. My experience with this menu supports this claim and the menus appearing in this site are based on the fine work of Jonathan Sharp.


Galleria is used on this site to view images. Galleria is a javascript image gallery written in jQuery. It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and displays thumbnails when each image is loaded. Galleria


The forms on this site using Captcha security which is provided by CaptchaSecurityImages.php Author: Simon Jarvis. More details may be found at white-hat-web-design.co.uk


LiveValidation is a small open source javascript library for making client-side validation quick, easy, and powerful. It comprises of two main parts. Firstly, it provides developers with a rich set of core validation methods, which can also be used outside the context of forms. Secondly, it provides your visitors with real-time validation information as they fill out forms, helping them to get it right first time, making the forms easier, quicker and less daunting to complete More details may be found at livevalidation.com

jQuery Modal Window

The modal pop up windows used in the eCommerce site use code from a tutorial at Queness

Hornsby TAFE

In the second half of 2008, I attended the Certificate iv Web Design course at Hornsby TAFE. Then in 2009, I completed the Web Development Diploma at the same college. My thanks go to all those who made that experience both satisfying and worth while.

More details may be found at Tafe Hornsby (Information Technology)


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  • Image Gallery
  • Date specific content
  • Up to 50 Polls
  • Self registration
  • Content Authorisations
  • Dynamic menus
  • Contact forms
  • Blog on any page
  • Product showcase

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