moreHawes Through Time

Since I have been working on updating this site recently I thought I would delve into the history books (not really that far back) and look at the previous versions of my website.

Although slightly pointless, I have spent a fair bit of time making these so it’s nice to remember.

Version 1

Between around 2004 – 2005, I made this site before I even knew what programming really was, but that didn’t stop me wanting to be a web designer!

morehawes version 1

The site consisted of a simple 5-page site with a few fancy animated graphics. Still now I like how this site looks.

Version 2

Around 2005 – 2007. I knew a bit of PHP by now and decided that a new site was in order! Re-inventing the wheel slightly I write some scripts for comments, a basic forum and a few other twiddly bits.

morehawes version 1

Version 3

Around 2007 – 2008. Enter Drupal! I quickly realised the potential of using a content management system, though at this stage I was using it pretty much out of the box.

morehawes version 1

Version 4

2009 – 2010! Still using Drupal but heavily customised with my own theme. I have organised my content in more of a blog style with all sorts of fancy witchcraft working behind the scenes.

morehawes version 1

Version 5

2010 – present. Hello WordPress! A complete re-write, re-design and migration to WordPress. Since starting to use WordPress it quickly because my CMS of choice with it’s long features list and great community support. It’s a tool that really makes publishing on the web a hassle-free task.

moreHawes meets WordPress!


Hi, call me Joe. I am a traveller, a runner, a beer drinker, a film lover, a web developer, a hiker and not a very good darts player. I am from the UK, have a BSc in Computer Science from Cardiff University and currently live in Canada.

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