Shane McDonald Facebook pixel – Site Design Updated – Site Design Updated

After about 2 years of the same design the Site Design has been Updated. I have decided to update the design of the website to reflect a better and more up to date design.

New Design

New Design

I have used the design of the Blog (iTheme), as a basis for the design and have opted for a more CSS styled website.
There are still a few design bugs, some optimisations not yet done but the hard work of doing the transition has been done.

Using the Server Side Inicludes the transition to the new design only took about 9 minutes for the whole website.

Hard to believe the site is going nearly 10 years now and averaging about 1,900 visitors per day and about 4,500 page views daily. It still doesn’t come close to the 35,000 visitors per day which got at its peak.

There is also a small widget on the bottom of the site to help with social media, search, twittering, rss feeds, site translations etc.

I Hope all This Works !

I Hope all This Works !

Moving a website to a new server

Have you ever had to do this? Moving a website to a new server can be a painful and tiring process.

I have just moved the whole server, and to an Irish Hosting Company – Blacknight. I was having problems on my US server, with HTTP redirects on the server which could not be tracked down so I had no choice to move. Moving a website to a new server is a tricky job. You have to maintain the same website architecture, have the same scripts, same permissions, images in the same locations etc.

The previous hosting company were excellent and great to deal with but when the site was suffering I had to bit the bullet and move now rather than have further problems. Moving a website to a new server was the only option I had.

If you see any problems on the site please let me know.

Now I can start working on new things to add to the site !!


New Design for

New Design for

New Design for

(Note : this is a very old post…)

I have just updated the new design for the website – with the Blue/Orange scheme ditched in favour of a new stylish menu driven website. I realise that the design of the site at had not been updated in some time, probably 2003/4 so it was well over due. By creating the new design I am hoping to improve the navigation for visitors to my website. I hope you like the new changes and the change in direction as regards the style of the website. I think the w colours chosen are complimentary colours and will work well together, let me know what you think.

Enjoy !


This is an old post which was originally on my old site and now resides here on