James Harland

James Harland

Web Developer / IT Support Guru

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About Me

Website designer and programmer working mainly with Linux based servers in the Apache/PHP/MySQL environment.

Also provide IT support and preform network installations for clients.

Specialties: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Apache, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server, Linux

I was born in Harrogate General Hospital, North Yorkshire in 1986 and lived just up the road in Knaresborough for 4 years before moving “down sarf” in 1990.

Commercial Radio fanatic, and still lament the loss of Invicta FM.

Latest Personal Projects



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MSC - Forum App

An Android app derived from Tapatalk allowing users to converse with each other from the comfort of their Android phones/tablets.

An iOS version is being considered.

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Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club

Work in progress, website includes panoramic weather cam and live weather data.

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Other Projects

Glyphicons Halflings Redactor Plugin Open Source

Plugin for the popular Redactor WYSIWYG editor to easily insert Glyphicons. Intended for use with CMS applications etc.

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xenForo Backup Script Open Source

Written because I got tired of doing it myself. The script takes a backup of the xenForo datbase and (optionally) uploads it to an Amazon S3 bucket.

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Work Experience

Head of Technical - Comtecs (2005 - Present)

Involved in a myriad of computer-oriented solutions, ranging from building web solutions from scratch in PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript, visiting clients on-site to provide face-to-face IT support, providing remote support, or installing new servers and networks for clients.

Chairman / Website & Server Admin - Micra Sports Club (2005 - Present)

Manage everything, from the memberships to making sure the server is in tip-top condition and up to date.

Website Developer - Dyebrick (2003 - 2005)

Managed the website, including a Magento online shop

Website Developer & Technical Support - Colourite (2000 - 2005)

Managed the website, online shop and assisted with day-to-day technical support queries.