Tags: edge element, images, wallpaper
What it is: a web server running on my own computer.
Why I like it: because you don’t have to work off (or even have) a live server to develop PHP/MySQL websites. Also because I can run Web2Project.
Why you should use it: Well, if you’re a web developer you probably already do and if you’re not you’ve got no reason to use it. Unless you want to run your own private wiki or something like…
What it is: project management software written in PHP.
Why I like it: because I can keep track of my progress through any number of projects. Plus it generates Gantt charts for the month or the entire project on demand.
Since the Edge Element’s beta release, I’ve been steadily plugging away at all the issues that turned up in testing. I tested it before uploading, but there was heaps I just couldn’t even try to test in the localhost environment. (Random plug – I was using XAMPP for local development.) So anyway, the site seems to be working pretty well now – users can easily subscribe (that’s free, by the way), send me a message or leave some (nice please) words in the guest book.
From now on I’ll be trying to add a couple of images to the gallery every week. I’ll also rotate images through the free gallery so people who don’t want to subscribe still get a decent range of options. Most of my images are going to remain in the subscribers-only gallery, though.
Now the fate of my site is officially in the hands of you, the users. Will it fade into obscurity and eventually be removed or will it become a success? Only time will tell.
The Edge Element Beta is now online! Except for a couple of issues in the backend that won’t affect anyone but me…
Well, they’re probably going to be mildly irritating to everyone since it means I’d have to go directly to the database to add new download links and it’s already late and I’ve got goats to milk. Tomorrow I’ll try to fix the problem and get the site going properly. In the meantime, why not join up and have a look around?
Okay, this is finally it. In a couple of minutes the Edge Element alpha version will go offline for… well, permanently, actually. For the next few hours you’ll get one of a variety of ‘site offline’ messages. Don’t panic, though – I’m just deleting the old site and adding the new one, so the beta version will be available soon!
I’ll post messages here as well as on Twitter and Facebook when I’m done.