By Tom Fotherby on March 27, 2010
PeoplePerHour (my primary employers) have a new trailer. It’s fun watching webpages I have helped build woosh past a’la star wars. It’s bold and upbeat, I love not doing things by halves:
By Tom Fotherby on January 20, 2010
I’ve just finished a new webpage called PeoplePerHour Economy that was written about in the mainstream tech press (see bottom half of article): Technical details: The charts and graphs are implemented using the Google Charts API – a simple and extremely efficient method of producing charts. The charts (and chart data) are cached over a […]
By Tom Fotherby on November 5, 2009
I’ve just finished a revamp of the PeoplePerHour.com hompage: Previous Design New Design The new design was needed to give space to spotlight “featured” projects (which are a new addition to the site). I think the homepage should stand out a bit more now because it’s more striking?
By Tom Fotherby on August 12, 2009
My latest project was to implement a redesign of the PeoplePerHour “Find Freelancers” page. Previous Design New Design Why is the new search better? It’s twice as fast Many less DB queries per page (old: >100, new: 10) Less page reloads needed (results refinement via AJAX) Uses faster DB queries, less table JOINs and better […]
By Tom Fotherby on May 27, 2009
PeoplePerHour.com (and 1s of my head) were on the six o’clock news last night: Unfortunately, the traffic spike generated from the mention on TV and the associated BBC web page brought our server down – so I’m feeling pretty bad about my abilities as a web developer at the moment 🙁 Hopefully, I’ll be ready […]
By Tom Fotherby on April 8, 2009
My latest project at PeoplePerHour was to implement a redesign of the website homepage. The new page is a lot less busy and less work for the webserver: Previous Design New Design I’m loving jquery at the moment.
By Tom Fotherby on April 1, 2009
The best April Fools jokes are the subtle ones right? We have pretended to add a dating service to our website. Check it out at peopleperhour.com. We’ve added cheesy dating profiles and fake FAQs such as the following: Will the dating site affect my rating on PPH? No you will have a separate score on […]
By Tom Fotherby on November 11, 2008
I have a new job. I’m going to be working at a small startup developing a recruitment website called www.peopleperhour.com. I’m very excited! It certainly ticks the boxes in terms of things I wanted from my next job: Must have: At the bare minimum, at least 50% of my time should be spent coding. Yes, […]