When I first started working on the ILTCO web site I didn’t know much about PHP and MySQL, but had read about them and really wanted to learn more as I believed it would be useful for some projects at work. Like many projects, you really don’t know what you don’t know until you are well into it. Over the past couple of years I have found lots of free PHP resources which would have saved a ton of time had I known about them when I started. Some of these like Gallery, I have been able to fold in, others I have not.
After discovering phpHtmlLib, I realized it how a forms processor which was much more capable than the one I had built on my own. The architecture of phpHtmlLib’s forms processor was such that if I adopted it, I could save a ton of development time and incorporate new features much more quickly. The downside of this meant a re-write of the web site to work within phpHtmlLib’s architecture. This wasn’t something I was ready to undertake at the time but have since decided to do so. Off an on since June I have been working on a re-write. The initial work is now online. I will continue to update the new site, hopefully it will be fully online by the end of the year.