The Eco Olympics

Put a lot of work into this over a very short period of time and was quite chuffed with the result (see http://TheEcoOlympics.com).  I like the basic functionality and plan on making it data driven so that I can easily add new events over time.  Still need to do some more work on ensuring that it looks OK at different screen resolutions and I also hope to get it onto WinMob7 once that opportunity reveals itself (One of the reasons I am quite keen to get to Mix this year).

Scared of Blend

I think I read somewhere recently that we all (ie programmers) need to be designers, and I have come around to that way of thinking myself.  So that is going to be my next (OK, next but one after building confidence in Azure) learning target.   I have managed to scrape by so far (FromTheMalverns.com and TheEcoOlympics.com were both done in Visual Studio) but enough is enough, the line must be drawn here.   Perhaps I will start by giving those two sites a design makeover, or maybe I will try and do a ‘completely non code’ site – forcing myself to understand what all those knobs and buttons in Blend actually do!