I’ve finally found the time and motivation to get around to doing one of those seemingly little but actually important tasks that I’d been putting off since forever: build and launch a “professional” site about myself, career and experience.
This site is fine if you’re looking for random brain spurtings, and girv dot net is all very well if you’re looking for Vic-20 nostalgia, online Amstrad CPC arcade games, Amiga patches or a quick game of browser Daleks, but not a lot of use if you want to find out more about who I’ve worked for and what I’ve done in my working life. Let’s just say I felt that linking to either of those sites from professional networking site LinkedIn perhaps didn’t give the right impression.
And so, johngirvin.com (the website) was born!
I’ve used the johngirvin.com domain for a number of years now for various things related to my freelance IT and web development work, but there’s never been an actual doubya-doubya-doubya johngirvin.com until now.
On there, you can find information on my career, skills and experience and see some of the public web projects that I’ve worked on to date. There are also more detailed and up to date CV’s (resumes) to download in a selection of formats and some contact details should anyone want to get in touch. Finally, there’s a blog where I post the occasional, more technically focussed article.
It’s built with validated XHTML / CSS semantic markup with a light sprinkling of jQuery user interface candy. It runs as an OO/MVC patterned PHP 5 application based on the CodeIgniter framework, served up by Apache HTTPD with a MySQL chaser, all running on a self-maintained Debian Linux VPS. Don’t worry if all that is nothing but gibberish to you, it’s not that important really.
Of course, like any website, it’s “under construction” and I will likely frob the content, format and design some more.
But, for now, I’m just pleased that there’s something there at last!
Go visit! Let me know what you think.