I am a lawyer from England, with an amateur interest in programming, and as it's spring-time in England, I thought I would give my web site a spring-clean.
To start off with: a new layout and a blog.
I am no graphic designer - the lofty achievements of contributors to the CSS Zen Garden remain far outside my modest design skills -, so I have tried to keep things plain and simple.
I am going to start-off with a few practice entries relating to my programming interests; and also some entries of possibly more general interest.
The Blog Engine
I could have used one of the many blogging tools available, but I have been trying to teach myself PHP and MySQL, and a blog seemed like a good starting point; for want of a better project.
In the faint hope that I might discover something sufficiently interesting to say, and attract a comment or two, I have included some security measures against comment spam, including a requirement that comments are previewed before submitting them. I appreciate that my defences against comment spam will be fairly poor to start with, and I will look eventually at services such as Akismet.
Future Technical Additions
Future additions to the site will include:-
- An RSS feed.
- An articles database system.