This website was built using the Angular Javascript framework, Scully site generator and is hosted on a static server. Non-reliance on calling backend servers for info and databases leads to a super fast and responsive site and its clever architecture means lots of information and functionality such as language switchers, manual and automatic light/dark theme toggling and automatically generated pages without code-bloat.

One thing that I love to do is build pages which collect and present a variety of data. You are connected to a variety of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) to present content drawn from data collected from various places. In much the same way as new sites and social media platforms, this page shows examples of dynamically generated content from the following sources:

  • Weather from Darksky API
  • Maps from Google
  • News from NASA
  • Images from Unsplash
  • Blog content from the Contentful Content Management System

Contentful is what is known as a 'Headless Content Management System (CMS)'. This can be connected to the website to provide a user-friendly admin area where clients can easily update website content including Blog content and text or images elsewhere on their website.

With a combination of these techologies, I can build completely customised websites which run fast and efficiently and are friendly to the end user.

The Weather - from Darksky API


8 day forecast

Looking at you... - from Google Maps API


CORONA Virus Statistics
Global

NASA News - NASA API

The Helix Nebula from Blanco and Hubble

2020-08-23,

How did a star create the Helix nebula? The shapes of planetary nebula like the Helix are important because they likely hold clues to how stars like the Sun end their lives. Observations by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and the 4-meter Blanco Telescope in Chile, however, have shown the Helix is not really a simple helix. Rather, it incorporates two nearly perpendicular disks as well as arcs, shocks, and even features not well understood. Even so, many strikingly geometric symmetries remain. How a single Sun-like star created such beautiful yet geometric complexity is a topic of research. The Helix Nebula is the nearest planetary nebula to Earth, lies only about 700 light years away toward the constellation of Aquarius, and spans about 3 light-years.


Inspiring stuff from Unsplash API

with a random image from Unsplash


man in black t-shirt and black pants playing skateboard during daytime

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