Tony Edwards

West Cornwall Events

West Cornwall Events is one of my pet projects which launched in 2010 as a fixed width static HTML site. The latest version of the application has been built using Ruby on Rails to allow the creation of a bespoke backend.

The site was  born after a failed online search for a local cactus show (I know, Rock and Roll) in my home town of Penzance. I found at the time that local events sites catered more towards entertainment venues rather than smaller community events.

The current site uses a customised version of the Toast responsive grid system for layout. The layout for the backend it provided by SB-Admin 2, which I had previously used for a University project. With the help of Chris at Plymouth Software, the application was built using Rails in order for me to transfer existing knowledge and skills to a new framework. The improved admin area has enabled me to outsource the content management, allowing better use of my development time.

View the project on GitHub

Skills, Tools and Libraries

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Responsive Design
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SEO
  • Social Media
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