A large amount of time has passed since my last update, but I have an update to my interactive Warhammer 40K Map. I worked on the project for several months after my last blog entry, but I began to become disheartened with the sheer amount of data entry I had been doing. I hadn’t really […]

After a long period with little change, over this past week I’ve made much more progress on the design and functionality of my map. As always, when I compare my work to a previous version it never looks like I’ve done much, but I really feel like the map is starting to come together as […]

For the past two weeks or so I’ve been working on a new version of my interactive Warhammer 40,000 map. I wanted to improve the performance of the map, as well as add more features to it so that it could fit my original idea of showing the progress of the Horus Heresy. My original […]

It’s been a while since I posted, and I feel bad about that as I’d been doing really well to blog once a month. Unfortunately my new job meant I was so exhausted all the time! I’d get up at 6am every day then catch two buses to work (one of which was usually late […]

So I started Googling for interactive maps and how to code them today. I think within about 4 links I’d found a fiddle that gives me the starting blocks for making the map and have it so you can drag and move around. https://jsfiddle.net/mekwall/zd5TJ/embed/ I immediately made a JSFiddle account so I could fiddle with […]

In one of my frequent failing to sleep moments the other night, I revisited an idea I’d had a while ago about making an interactive map to show the progress of historical events. I came up with the idea having read the latest Horus Heresy novel and realising that it was just so complex I […]

Well, I’m more or less done on my Jambonium One theme. I’ve styled every page that I can see (think I’m missing the non-custom post format templates, but I don’t foresee myself using those) and I’m pretty happy with how everything looks. The things that I’m most pleased with are: I’ve made a plugin (so […]

Just a quick note to say I didn’t get the job. Tom suggested I ask for feedback and even though I didn’t hold out much hope, I asked for some. It turns out the other applicants just had more experience, which makes me feel better. The rest of this week has been spent working out […]

My poking around in WordPress has empowered me to poke around with mum’s website and cook her up a custom theme. Originally when I designed it (2008 I think?) I’d made it in HTML/CSS. A simple fixed-width layout with nice bright colours. I even had a splash page for it, such was the trend at […]

I’ve been working on portfolio designs for the last month. I had a cool tea box that I was using as inspiration but I just couldn’t get the right look, despite cooking up 7 different versions. You can see the best of this terrible bunch on the left. I really liked the colours and the […]