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Projects

These are some of the projects I (David 'Dave' Slack) have completed lately as part of one of the companies I work with, for or alone as frelance.

About David Slack - Web developer

Hi, My name is David Slack and I'm a Web Developer. I've been creating, updating, designing and developing websites for over 15 years and I'm using this website to show what I'm up to at the moment.

I'm going to add some bits that are useful to me to the site and some of it may be helpful to others so have a look through the Information section to see if there is any useful stuff. Also, if you have anything that might be useful to me (or others) don't hesitate to contact me or leave a comment on the relevant page.

The Natural Apothecary

The Natural Apothecary is a basic site consisting of just 2 pages, a home page and an about page, there is no contact page.

My website

Around 10 years ago I decided I needed a place to test my code, so I created a sub-domain on a server I had for a company I was working for. I then tested DHTML, javascript and other bits on it.

Elevator Studios

The Elevator Studios website was created by the Smiling Wolf team. I was the Web Developer at Smiling Wolf and built the site.

Senua Digital

This website is created using Drupal but is not the usual ecommerce site. The site is a place holder for products that will be created later with the Senua Digital brand.

Documenting the Mundane

Documenting the Mundane is a side scrolling website made with a bespoke CMS. The CMS is created using PHP and has no database with it. 

Checking your website

Now your website is finished you'll want to check to make sure its fast and valid. Here are some tools to help find any problems.

W3C Validation

This site will tell you if your site is valid and if it's not will tell you why.

WebWait 

This site times how long it takes to access your site. Mine is 1.03 seconds but I'm testing some modules on other servers so I might be able to get that down.

Privacy

I'll keep your data safe unless it is public, but I wont sell any of your data. Your password is safe, it's all hashed up so even I can't access it.

I'll get a better privacy statement up later.

cPanel and WHM

cPanel and WHM is the industry leader for turning standalone servers into a fully automated point-and-click hosting platform. It's a fully webbrowser based front end for your server.

Once you have installed centOS and have SSH access you can install cPanel with WHM and and that is it, your server is ready to use. 

Follow this guide to install

OR

To begin your installation, use the following commands:

CMS (Drupal 6) Website

So you've chosen to use Drupal as your CMS of choice for your new website? Read on to find out how to create a basic CMS website. From here we will go on to add user profiles, blogs and other social aspects like Facebook, MySpace or twitter. We will then go on to add translation to the site and finally add eCommerce.

Design

How do you go about designing a perfect website? Well, I can't answer that, but follow along and I can give you a few pointers and maybe stop you doing something stupid!

First things first, tables are for data, not for layout! Get it out of your head now, before you start. We wont use any tables for layout or design.

What we will be doing is designing a basic website for a client who sells 'stuff' but more importantly the client will be writing content to share. The site is 'Dodgy Dave's Discount'

The order I create a website is:

SATandCABLE

SATandCABLE is a company in Merseyside specialising in household entertainment. The site was created using Drupal 5 and later upgraded to Drupal 6.

Relish

This website was designed by Ben Bradley and was created by myself.

29 North

The 29North website was designed using Fireworks and Illustrator and created using php and mySQL.

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