So, I’ve gone ahead about bought my own custom domain for all my content and hopefully, in the future, a pretty impressive portfolio.
The site itself is hosted on Freeside, the University of Hull’s Free and Open Source Software Student Run Organisation, which is great because it’s free as in beer and free as in speach. This means there’s no cost to myself financially and I can physically access the server that hosts my webpages if need be, as the servers are in the Robert Blackburn building at The University of Hull.
As you can see from the above screenshot my user interface is heavily inspired by Microsoft’s Metro Design language, as made famous by the Windows Phone 7, Xbox and “Windows Codename 8” platforms.
So far I have pages for showing off my work – both applications and websites – as well as “about” and “blog” pages which are more about me as a person and potential employee.
As you will see if you head over to DanTonyBrown.com not all the functionality is there (particularly the Blog – which will be moved from here to there) and not everything is 100% done yet, but I’m working on it.
So, I’d appreciate any feedback anyone has.