Theme Development in Concrete 5.7 – HTML5 Starter Theme

I’ve used concrete5 for the last few years when developing anything from small ten page websites to complex 500+ page sites with workflows and advanced permission sets. It’s an amazing CMS but one problem from a development perspective has been it’s lack of standards adoption and kind of messy application structure (in comparison to modern web application […]


CountDown Gadget (Version 2)

A brand new rather old version of my simple count down timer. Changeable skins, font styles, sizes, colours, time display formats & more. Note that this gadget requires Window 7 or Vista, it is not compatible with Windows 8+. Features: A new more up-to-date look and feel Counts up as well as down Allows selection of […]


C# Animated Tray Icon

Overview Animated tray icons are a useful way of alerting users of changes to your applications state. Unfortunately the .NET frameworks tray icon offering doesn’t support animation so I decided to write a reusable component that extends the tray icon to incorporate the desired functionality. Another notable feature of this implementation is that it supports […]


The quickest way to add a custom folder icon in C# .NET

There are lots of long-winded methods out there that show you how to add / change a folders icon, below is a short C# class method that just gets the job done. To change a folder icon we need to accomplish the following: Ensure the target folder has the ‘System’ attribute applied to it Add […]


My big fat ambitious ‘bucket list’

“Anyone motivated to be successful—to really make an impact with your life—has a list of things they want to do.” – thrillingheroics.com My constantly changing list of goals to accomplish before I kick it are … Personal Goals Paragliding license Private pilots license Commercial pilots license Fly for a living for at least year Move to […]