From September 1st, after nearly 20 years as a freelance developer (during which I’ve also been working full-time), I’ll be taking a well-deserved break and accepting no further web development commissions. I’m hoping this will allow me time to focus on other interests and explore new avenues. Many, many thanks to everyone I have worked with and who have supported me over the years.
I haven’t had much news to post here in recent months, but I just wanted to add a quick note to say that I am still here and busy as ever – mainly working on WordPress themes in a third-party guise, but also managing a migration from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 (involving lots of user hand-holding and training, and development of PowerShell scripts to export and import existing content).
Along with the introduction of rate limits and ditching support for RSS as a response format, API v1.1 has implemented OAuth 2.0 for its authentication. Its not the most straight-forward thing to get your head around, but I found a useful post on CodeForest that helped me to update my own WordPress widgets.
Its taken far too long to get around to doing it, but I’ve finally developed a new WordPress theme for this website. Some aspects are still work-in-progress and I’m sure there will be a few tweaks to be made but I’m pleased with the outcome.
I’ve just uploaded a new website, Research to Action. Commissioned by CommsConsult and designed by Liminal Design, this is one of the more in-depth WordPress-based sites that I’ve developed – requiring the creation of a new theme and several new plugins and widgets. There’s still a little tweaking and user-testing to do, but I’m happy with the result so far.