New business, new job, new place, new site
It’s been a while! Almost a year since I’ve posted to my blog. But I’ve got excuses…
I am now the (co-)director of my very own start-up! Sixth Domain is working hard to create a pastoral management system for schools called Reward System. Reward System is a web based behavioural management system for schools, built on the LAMP technologies with which I’m familiar.
We already have a proven product and clients, and while there is still plenty of work to do (when isn’t there?), the future is bright for our little start-up. I’ll post more on Sixth Domain soon, and we hope to get a blog live there in the coming weeks.
Find out more about my business partner, John Roberts, on Twitter.
As we’re bootstraping our start-up, I started a new, part-time job working for edapt, the support & protection service for teachers, (it helped that I know the CEO, a certain John Roberts). edapt is a great young company, starting a business the like of which has never been seen in this county.
I’m now based in London for my freelance web development work. Moving from Manchester was a big decision, but I’ve lived in London before and it is hard to beat for opportunity and vivacity.
My last site was build on a custom PHP framework I came up with (maybe more on this soon), but as some of you might know, while it’s tempting using something brand new for every project, more blogging is going to get done with something stable.
The site is powered by PyroCMS; the theme is based on my Normal theme, which utilises normalize.css and HTML5; the font is called Roboto and is being served by Google fonts; and the design is based on a colour I liked on the Kickstarter site. I designed most of the site in the browser by playing around in Google Chrome’s web inspector, and the images were created with GIMP.
I’m hoping to blog more frequently about web development, my tech start-up and the web in general, so please come back soon.