Jamie Balfour BSc

Welcome to my personal website!

Technology enthusiast

I am very interested in technology, particularly relating to computer science. I am most interested in web design and development.

My main hobby is programming. One of my most well known products from this is ZPE. I also am the sole creator of BalfBlog, BalfBar and BalfSlider.

A little bit about me

In 1997, when I was six years of age, I got my very first computer. I was always very interested in the ins and outs of it and dismantled it to see how it worked.

Years later, in 2016 I received my BSc (with honours) in Computer Science, obtaining a First class degree.

I'd like to welcome you to my website and hope you enjoy using it as much as I have enjoyed building it!

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Jamie Balfour BSc
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Newsletter 2014/05/23


Welcome to the first email newsletter from Jamie Balfour. I hope you have received this email correctly.

I know it has taken a whole year for me to get started with this, but it was a low priority job. I promised that one day I would get it working and now it has happened.

The reason it has taken this long to get an email is down to some issues sending emails. They always ended up in the junk folder. I am not sure if this was a certificate error on my previous host, but if you are reading this and it is not in the junk folder, then it has worked fine! I am hoping that this email will not go to the junk folder, but if it does, please send an email to jamie@jamiebalfour.com.

You may remember back about a year ago when I launched my subscribe option on my site I asked everyone to complete a survey ask to how they would like the email. Well it was a tie between as HTML on my website and as HTML in an email. So I'm doing both. Every email sent out will have a copy of the latest news and I will have a formalised version on my website. This way they will also be archived as well.

What's new


Since my site's completion, a lot of focus is now on content. You'll perhaps notice I've now completed my PHP tutorial, which is a tutorial designed to walk users through developing a decent website. It covers PHP, MySQL, HTML and touches on CSS - although the latter two are also being featured in a more in depth tutorial that is under work at the moment. Also, my site is printer friendly, so just hit the print button if you are interested in keeping a copy of this.

I am also preparing my website for the future more and more, so parts will be moving around and being removed.

I have also introduced a new Download Center for all my software downloads and so on, so if you are interested in downloading any of it, you can now create an account on my website and download my software.

Painter Pro


A new download has recently become available - pushing Painter Pro to version 1.2.9. Painter Pro has some major performance improvements and new effects.

I hope you enjoy using Painter Pro as much as I have enjoyed building it!

My website


My site has been finished since December and it is now fully mobile and optimised for smartphones, tablets and desktop browsers alike! I'm so proud of what I have achieved and would ask you to quickly complete my feedback survey found here.

My website celebrated it's birthday on 15th May 2014, when it became 4 years old. I also left my old host, One.com, on the same day.

Final remark


If this email looks slightly weird, please notify me as soon as possible via the contact form found here.

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