Gilbert Pellegrom

Gilbert Pellegrom

Software Engineer and Web Developer from Scotland

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Redesign and Rebuild

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Since moving back to WordPress I’ve been wanting to improve the design of this site to make it feel a bit less bland and bring it more in line with modern sites in terms of technology. My biggest gripe, in terms of design, was that the homepage was just a bunch of text and very…

Moving Back to WordPress

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It’s been some time since this blog ran on WordPress. I can’t remember when exactly, but some time ago I moved this blog to Medium for the convenience of not having to manage a site and the free exposure offered by Medium’s network. However, these days hosting your own content is in vogue again and…

Moving Away from Medium

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For some time now my blog has been hosted on Medium. I liked Medium for several reasons: I didn’t have to worry about things like maintaining a server or software updates. The editor made the writing experience really nice. Built it social aggregation meant I got more eyes on my content. However, as time has…

Splashify — Beautiful Desktop Wallpapers for Mac and Windows

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Yesterday I announced the release of my Christmas side project Splashify. At Christmas time I like to build a side project that helps me to learn something new and push me to do something out of my comfort zone. A few years ago I built an iOS game and released it on the app store.…

How and why I built Web Uptime

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Back in May this year I launched a new side project called Web Uptime. Web Uptime provides multi-location website uptime monitoring for your sites. I’m not going to talk so much about what Web Uptime does here, you can see the marketing site to find out more, rather I’m going to talk about how and…

The Ideal Image Slider

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While a lot people seem to applaud the death of the image slider these days, I still see them used all over the place and I still have to occasionally implement them myself. In short I don’t think they are going away any time soon. However it has become increasingly hard to pick a decent…

How Raneto got to the front page of Hacker News for $0

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On Monday morning around 11am I released Raneto my new project for creating Markdown powered Knowledgebases in Nodejs. After I came back from lunch (around 2pm) I was stunned to see I was at spot no. 6 on the front page of Hacker News and remained there for the rest of the day. Over the…

Cow Launcher

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Over Christmas I decided that I wanted to achieve two goals this year that I have been putting off for a while. I wanted to make a game, and I wanted to get an app on the Apple App Store. So after a month of coding in my free time I’m pleased to be able…

BioThemes Closes

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A year after starting development work on BioThemes, and about seven months in business, John O’Nolan and myself have decided to shut down BioThemes. We both feel this is the right decision and neither of us feel upset that we’ve reached this point. As John has explained: Essentially Gilbert’s focus has moved back to Nivo…

Nivo Slider WordPress Plugin

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So last week I launched the official Nivo Slider WordPress Plugin. It’s been a while in the making so it’s good to finally get it out. It’s also the first step towards the Nivo Slider Pro package, so this one isn’t free. However I do think that $15 is a steal for such a powerful…