Doogles World

Welcome to my little corner of the web.

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Doogle's World logo: The letters 'D' and 'W' inside a circle with a triangular point in the top right above the W. The image is rendered in a 3D perspective with metallic textures.

Welcome to Doogle's World

Photograph of Doogle This is me, Doogle.
I am generally a happy chappy, living in Edwinstowe where I have enjoyed a wonderful life for the past 39 years.
Currently I am working as a trainee web and MIS developer at Vision West Nottinghamshire College where I am learning a few programming languages such as ASP.net, MVC and C#, along with HTML5 and SCSS.
This redesign of my website is a direct result of the things I am learning at the moment, and it has been a very long time coming too. I think my last proper redesign was way back in 2005!
If you see anything that looks broken, please let me know at doogle@doogle.co.uk.

About Doogle's World

Doogle's World is a personal website, first created way back in 1997, having several homes before finally arriving at www.doogle.co.uk in September 1999. I then bought the dooglesworld.co.uk domain in 2006.

The main purpose of this site is for a place to keep all of my online life together.
I will also update the front page every so often with bits of news.

You will be able to find lots of pictures and videos, along with some files to download for games I like to play, such as Trackmania United Forever and Minecraft.

I will also have a section dedicated to my other hobbies. My biking page already has a start, though it is currently just a list of places I have ridden and nothing more.

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Site content

As you may have noticed looking around, the website isn't fully finished just yet. I am working on getting the look right first whilst adding content here and there when I get around to it.

Most of the pages do exist, they just mainly contain filler text.

Also, the menus might not be the final look, depending on if I think they need some more work or not. I might move the main menu from the right to the left for example. It is a simple CSS tweak to do that so won't take much work.

If you would like to have a look at a template file with all the styles I am using, you can find the template here.

Another thing. If you get bored of the blue colouring, you can change the colour theme with links on the side menu, or at the bottom of the page on smaller screen sizes.

Things I've been up to

Well, lately I have been mostly working on my new website layout whilst learning lots of new CSS stuff. I'm testing a couple of layout ideas now as you can probably see. I'm not sure which to go for just yet, but I'm liking this one a little more than the below one at the moment, mainly because it doesn't break visually on Internet Explorer.

The lower layout sometimes wraps the objects so that the top half is at the bottom of the screen and the bottom half is at the top of the screen to the side. This doesn't look good so I want to try to avoid that if I can.

This layout doesn't seem to have that problem so far.

Just seeing what happens if I put two articles into one section here :o)

Oh, another thing I've been doing more of lately is getting out on my bike again.
We went to Bestwood the other day and I managed to get past my mental block telling me that jumping was dangerous, and actually did a little jump for the first time in what seems like years!

Jabberwocky

By Lewis Carol

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.