Over the years I have been developing websites and systems for a variety of both personal and commercial projects.

I am gradually documenting these here with the intent of basically explaining what I’ve done and my thought process behind them, without being too technical about things like technology or algorithms.

URL (web address) shortener

Not being happy with existing options I decided to make my own URL shortener.

The job to be done is making a long web address into a short web address which has a number of advantages.

Content audit system

Particularly if you post a lot of content ensuring everything is kept up to date and still relevant can be difficult to manage.

This is why I have developed a system for both WordPress and OpenCart that sends email reminders every quarter, so you can either tick it off to review next quarter or you can mark it for review. You can even delete the relevant post using the system too.

Stock inventory management system

I have developed a stock system that helps retailers keep track of what they have in stock available for sale.

Aside from keeping a record of what is stocked, it also integrates with Amazon in addition e-commerce websites built using OpenCart.

The base system I built from the ground up and I also managed development of integrations for Amazon and OpenCart.

You can also get low stock reminders sent by email which I provided for a print business to help them manage their supplies.

The Great Shows – podcast hosting, distribution and production

I started my first podcast called Bonfire Banter with a friend of mine on The Great Shows, where we talk about a variety of topics related to his craft print business Bonfire Cherry.

This has since started to grow into a small collective of podcasters and I have built some custom parts of the system to push new podcasts out to podcatchers such as iTunes and Spotify.