Every website under the guide-to.net & rapid-development.guide-to.net domains have been down to one person...me; Liam Young. This particular project, however, has proven to be quite a handful, in fact it could be argued that I took on a little bit more than I could handle this time round. Fortunately, a good friend of mine, Matt Webster, from University days gone by has kept me a float on this one.
I've been known in the past for not writing anything about myself. So in the interests of keeping curiosities at bay, I've scraped together some cheese on the mugs behind the scenes:
Name: Liam Young
Design, graphics, coding, text etc...
Anime, web development, windsurfing, sushi
Slow erratic drivers, arrogant people!
Let's see... I was born [upside down!?!], grew up, got deported to France for 2 years, came back, studied my GCSEs, then A' Levels. Crashed my motorbike - bugger that! Went off to Brighton University and studied BSc(Hons) Software Engineering for 4 years. Tutored in computers for a year or so, then ended up in a full time job. Actually one of my clients landed me the job. Dumped that after treading water for 2 and a half years. Decided to freelance in web development for around 8 months until I landed my current job where I'm now practicing the dizzy heights of IT Manager for a firm of solicitors.
Am also the owner of a pretty decent Le Mans green MGTF - 3 years of hell saving for that. It was meant to be a Porsche 911 Turbo but my cash didn't quite make it that far, fell short by some £60,000. Still, the MG's fast and looks awesome so it's all good.
Name: Matt Webster
Hosting, code tips, ideas
Drunken mayhem, LINUX, Cisco
Slow drivers, Microsoft!!
What he doesn't know about network administration can be written on a beer matt! He's also bloody annoying as he's one of those people who can write a dissertation in three nights!! Git!!! That said his artistic qualities are ropey at best and his motivation dies horribly once the 48 hour threshold has been crossed, especially when the Simpsons is being aired on TV. So the trick is to load him up with small yet bloody difficult tasks, that way the cogs grind and the wheels turn long enough to produce concentrated bursts of godliness.
On a more disturbing note, he seems to have a thing for penguins. A condition that I fear may worsen what with his continued exposure to LINUX. If his feet start bending outwards and he suddenly developes the ability to swim then I'm shipping him off to the local Sea Life centre.
And lastly, special thanks to the odd squad:
Special thanks to Oleg, obout.com, for allowing guide-to.net to use his fantastic ASP.NET TreeView component for the Message Board's message directory. This is by far the best tree control currently available for ASP.NET.
Also thanks to John Symonds for putting together and designing several of the Message Board's skins.