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’ve worked with and who’ve supported me over the years.
I missed the June announcement from Twitter informing everyone that their API v1 was about to be retired – meaning that feeds on my homepage had been failing to update.
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.
A new portfolio site has just been launched for freelance dress and costume designer, Claire Armitage.
A new domain name has just been snapped up for use on a future project. There are no firm plans for GoblinMarket.co.uk yet, but I’m thinking along the lines of an ecommerce web site.