Aug. 13, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
As you can see I've finally gotten around to fixing the look and feel of the page, taking it back to 90's era self-styled CSS. Perhaps in some distant future I will give in to the allure of Bootstrap, but for now I enjoy putting things together from scratch. It is the best way to learn, though occasionally frustrating. Before I go any further I would like to thank my friend Oliver for helping me get started with this website, both with advice and with the painful process of hosting static files (man what a pain!). For loads of really well put together information on getting started with web development, I highly recommend his blog www.oliverelliott.org.
Now that I have the infrastructure set up I can go ahead and put together web applications, which has been a goal of mine for quite a while. With my current busy schedule it took some time, finding an hour or two here and there to spare, but my first bioinformatics app is complete. It is a very basic tool for nucleotide sequence translation, with additional functionality for reversing and reverse complementing the sequences. It can process both input from a web form and a fasta file upload. I'm rather proud of it!
On that note, in the coming weeks/months I will put together a way to get in touch with me directly. It's a simple task but someone has to do it and this isn't my day job. I will also update this blog to accept user comments (and do some other things). If you already have a way to contact me and have feedback, I would love to hear it.
Thanks for reading!
CHECK OUT THE APP: TRANSLATION TOOL