Alex Winder Professional Portfolio
This page lists projects I am currently working, or have previously worked on. I have been involved in the development of a large variety of projects for a wide range of clients across various industries, and utilising different technologies to best suit the requirements of each project.
Crypto Camden is a personal project and is an online directory of businesses which accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment for goods and services. Crypto Camden was built due to the lack of online resources available to find where to spend cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ethereum. I have been involved in the cryptocurrency community for a number of years and had always found it difficult to know where to spend my cryptos. Often it was down to pure chance that I would find a website which accepted these currencies as a method of payment. I therefore wanted...
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap 3
When managing websites for clients, very often these sites would make use of a MySQL or MariaDB database. As part of the maintenance of sites I try to ensure that such databases are backed up as regularly as possible. There are an enormous number of available options to automate this process, however most of these are bloated or a third-party solutions which have features which are not necessary for most installations. I wanted a solution which was lightweight and required the minimal amount of installation and maintenance. I wrote a small and simple BASH script which made use of the...
Technologies: BASH, MySQL/MariaDB
Ray Johnson wanted a simple online platform which he could use to store contact details of his friends and family members. He wanted a system which he had sole control over and where the data stored in the system was secure, but yet was easy to manage and maintain. Ray had previously used a number of third-party solutions but had found that none fully suited his requirements. He also didn't want to be bound to a third-party provider by providing sensitive details of his clients, family members and friends. The system was built using PHP as a back-end server technology,...
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, Bootstrap 3
Tina's Top To Tails is a dog grooming salon located in the heart of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The business owner, Tina Richards, wanted a well-designed website which would allow her business to stand out from the local competition and to showcase her work to new and existing clients via an online portfolio. I worked closely with Tina to develop a company website with the professional and sophisticated look which she wanted. The site was built up from a Bootstrap 3 template. This template was fully customised to give give Tina the professional and sophisticated look which she wanted. Tina wanted pages...
Technologies: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap 3, PHP
Safe Hosts Internet LLP is a data centre in Cheltenham and uses the Observium monitoring system to manage its internal systems and infrastructure, such as ambient temperatures and humidity, and network and power statistics. Whilst Observium gives a lot of information through a wide number of different metrics it requires authentication to review details, or it can be configured to alert various email addresses when set monitors fall outside of a threshold. This has a limitation of being rathern inconvenient and lengthy to find key readings of the data centre. Observium has an API which allows graphs to be displayed...
Technologies: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap 3, Observium API Integration