JAH Web Development Blog

Monday 2 April 2007


As previously mentioned, I have a number of projects on the go and am working on them in the small amount of spare time I have at the moment. Recently however, FilmCritique.co.uk has been occupying most of that time and I am very pleased with its progress.

It is essentially a database of information about films designed to help people find films they will enjoy watching. But it isn't a database in the traditional sense at all - it is simply a collection of XML files, queried and processed through PHP's SimpleXML functions. In order to make the database searchable, I have created a single XML index file which contains only crucial information about each film and therefore keeps the file size down to a minimum.

I have just finished adding genres to the database so you will soon be able to browse films by genre. Otherwise, the main area I intend to focus on next is adding to the amount of original content available on the site. I am therefore looking for people interested in writing editorial film reviews for the site. I have a few on board already but it is definitely a case of the more the merrier. If you are interested then please get in touch using my contact form.

Happy Easter!

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