The march of progress on the site continues. Continue Reading »
Charmed Designs is the professional blog and portfolio of Alex Winton, a UK web developer currently working at Savvy Marketing in Leeds.
Along with plenty of experience on personal sites, I also have a number of years of commercial experience as a web developer and, in those commercial roles, have worked with a number of big name companies on some major National-scale projects.
From Wordpress themes to completely custom sites, all web design requirements can be fulfilled.
I am an experienced PHP developer of over a decade.
Along with my day to day work with PHP, I am also working on a huge personal project at the moment in Zend Framework and am familliar with a majority of common open source PHP softwares (eg: CMS, BBS, etc) and frameworks (particularly Zend Framework, CodeIgniter and Laravel)
Latest blog entries
One of the interesting features of the Windows 8 start menu is how the ‘Live tiles’ display extra information by scrolling it up into view. On a recent project, with a design inspired by the flat UI of the interface-formerly-known-as-Metro, I was tasked with making a similar feature to these Live tiles a reality for the web. Here’s how I did it. Continue Reading »
If you’ve visited the site in the previous months, you may notice it’s now had a bit of a facelift. The first design was always a bit of a preliminary ‘first pass’, and in general, the site is still a massive work in progress. There’s still a lot of content and polish that needs worked on – though all of it still needs to be done around my day-to-day work and other time-sucking projects, so it’s tough to get time to sit down and get it dealt with.
Over the next while, I’ll be fleshing out the snippets section with some handy bits of code I’ve picked up at work and in my own projects. This should hopefully be a handy resource for anyone coming across this site on a random search, but at the very least, an easy resource to grab them from myself without needing to work out where in my overly-complex bookmark system they’re hiding…
This summer will also see the first truly public announcement of the massive software project I’ve been developing for the past year and a half. I’ll be covering a lot more about it in on Charmed Designs in the run up to its first beta releases, and there’ll be a lot of new websites for the portfolio towards the end of the year as a direct result of this software’s release. If you’re intrigued, stick around for more info soon.
Welcome to a brand new Charmed Designs. In the past, this site has never really received much focus from me. I’ve updated it a couple of times with new designs and not really had much to say that I wasn’t saying elsewhere.
However, this new iteration of Charmed Designs is going to see a change to that. Recently, I’ve been moving away from my original (more than 10 years old now) amateur website, Pokecharms, to full professional websites and web applications both on a professional and personal project level. Continue Reading »