Greyhead.co.uk is built on the Drupal 6 content management framework and, I hope it goes without saying, is entirely put together and managed by me (that's Alex Harries, in case you lot at the back of the class haven't been paying attention).
The theme is a simple custom theme based on the Blueprint sub-theme. I created it to be as simple and uncluttered as possible - as a portfolio theme ought to be - so it can show off the work being displayed in it, kinda like the digital equivalent of not adding diamante bling and sparkly bits to the display case you use to show off your Pulitzer prize, although I haven't won a Pulitzer prize, and probably wouldn't know one if it bit me on the nose...
The functionality is all controlled through the use of the Features module, which allows me to set the site's configuration in code; this means that I can develop the site on my laptop and simply synchronise the live codebase via Git, rather than having to develop on my laptop and then faithfully copy each and every modification to the live site. This also means that I can make changes to the live site on-the-fly, such as tweaking a module setting, and then I just have to re-export the affected feature and merge it back into my local copy of the site. There are features for the portfolio, photography, blog, video, and mixtapes sections, as well as a site-wide configuration feature.
There are, predictably, quite a few modules in use. Some of the most interesting ones are:
This site is very much a constant work-in-progress; current plans include improving my portfolio section (as I'm not convinced it shows off my work as well as it could) as well as adding a lot more examples of my work to the site, and some improvements to the photo gallery which, I'm hoping, will motivate me to add a load more of my photos from my Flickr stream (and to make me get out with the camera a bit more!).
For now, that's as much as I can think of to write about; drop me a line if you have any questions!
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At last, after many hours of work, arguments and "constructive criticism" (which, I suspect, narrowly avoided descending into fist-based negotiations ;o), the Graduation Ball 2007 mini-site is up and running, announcing the Scratch Perverts and The Cuban Brothers as the headline acts: