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  • Name: Gary M. Gadsdon, BSc
  • Date of Birth: 17th July 1987
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: London, UK
  • Job: Student, Web Designer, SMF Customiser
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"You don't need a reason to help people "
- Zidane Tribal, Final Fantasy IX
This page contains my portfolio of websites and projects I have developed over the years.
Dissertation
This is my final year project. It's a fan fiction reader for desktop and mobile. It was developed quickly over a period of about three months for submission to my tutors 2014. The backend requires an SMF forum to run as comments can be posted about stories. It was designed as if it would be released to the public, but never was. The overall grade for the dissertation was 84%, which included a 10,000+ word report on the concepts of fan fiction, legal issues and open source licensing. It was code named internally as "Project Squall"


Fan Websites
These are websites I've maintained and designed since 2004, they're typically focused towards The Simpsons. Many of these designs were later readapted to include features that were implemented in future designs, which only applied to The Cutest Baby, all designs were adapted to include design elements included in vXII.

Since vIX the site featured changing header images on each refresh. Except for vIX, each design since v8 used dropdown menus for the navigation.

    • The Cutest Baby v2
    • Developed October 2004
    • The Cutest Baby v3
    • Developed December 2004
    • The Cutest Baby v4
    • Developed January 2005
    • The Cutest Baby v5
    • Developed March 2005
    • The Cutest Baby v6.1
    • Developed June 2005
    • The Cutest Baby vVII
    • Developed October 2005
    • The Cutest Baby v8.1
    • Developed March 2006
    • The Cutest Baby vIX-2
    • Developed July 2006
    • The Cutest Baby vX-2
    • Developed June 2007
    • The Cutest Baby vXI-2
    • Developed January 2008
    • The Cutest Baby vXII
    • Developed January 2009
v2 followed similar ideas from later TCB designs, navigation was covered through a dropdown menu and it included random changing headers.

    • Lisa the Beauty Queen v1
    • Developed September 2005
    • Lisa the Beauty Queen v2
    • Developed October 2007
v2 was a releach after merging both TCB and LTBQ into one site. v2 featured common features from TCB and LTBQ, with random header images, and dropdown menus. WOTS3's header changed with the seasons every 3 months, and also featured dropdown menus, it is also the first tableless design to be used.

    • The War of the Simpsons v1
    • Developed April 2005
    • The War of the Simpsons v2
    • Developed August 2010
    • The War of the Simpsons v3
    • Developed July 2011

SMF Themes
These are downloadable free themes for the popular Simple Machines Forum package for users to customise their forum with. They are free to download and modify so long as the copyright remains intact. Most themes are available in multiple languages, flags indicate the languages those themes are compatible in. All themes are for SMF 1.1 except for Multi Milk 2 which is for 2.0


Works in Progress
These are projects that are currently under development, as a result the thumbnails may not match up to the final released project, they also make use out of upcoming technologies such as LESS (a Semantically Awesome Stylesheet language (SASS)), feature Twitter Bootstrap as part of their central design or both. The War of the Simpsons v4 (WOTS4) is also designed to be more database driven than ever before. If you wish to see coding samples from these sites email me using the link at the top of the page.

    • The War of the Simpsons v4
    • Simple Machines Overhaul

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