InternotesSharing Web Development Techniques


About Internotes


Much of the content of this site is written in Markdown, because writing should be simple.

Markdown files are rendered into real HTML using Parsedown — from Emanuil Rusev.

Code samples are further rendered using the excellent Prism — from the excellent Lea Verou.

Design was by Andy at Satori Graphics.


The rest of the site is written using Core Technologies: HTML, PHP, JavaScript & CSS, using a little SQL to drive the back end database. The database itself is SQLite.

JavaScript is used sparingly, not because I’m afraid to use it, but because you can do so much with modern CSS. Speaking of which, life is so much simpler now that we can afford to ignore Legacy Browsers, and start using modern CSS and JavaScript. If you’re still using one of the older browsers, you’re probably not reading this site anyway.

The basic framework is built by me, and will soon be published for wider use, once I get the chance to clean up the code.

No jQuery, BootStrap, WordPress or any other framework has been used, to keep the project lean and clean. You’d be surprised how much you can do without these addon technologies weighing you down.

About Me

My name is Mark, and I’m a consultant Web Developer. I do web development, write about it, and train in it. I also work with SQL for a number of databases.

That’s not all I do, of course. I also have an interest in Music & The Arts (I play a little guitar), as well as in Science & Mathematics (my background is in teaching Maths).

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