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
Full stack developer

Wonderword Ultra Edition

Currently, Wonderword is not receiving updates and there is no available support for it. There are plans to get it up and running again at some point however.

The design

Wonderword has been rebuilt so that the theme is consistent. Once a gray and light program, now a dark and gray program, looking sleek and modern. The new interface has been built from scratch to ensure that all features are easily accessible.

The design now has tabs, a cool new menu bar and some extra features.

BlackRabbit Script editor

BlackRabbit is a programming language that interfaces the programs created by me. The aim is to give a flexible and more powerful productivity tool out to the end users. BlackRabbit can be installed into hyperlinks, making it flexible and usable throughout read-only documents.

Integration permits the construction of productive scripts right from Wonderword, allowing complex hidden scripts to be used. BlackRabbit informs the user what access a document can have before it is opened.

Wonderword main screen
BlackRabbit sample

Bookmarks

Part of WUX is the ability to bookmark sections of the document. This allows the easy navigation between sections of the document.

Wonderword allows the creation of section bookmarks which make the document easier to navigate. These are stored as part of the file when it is saved (in some formats).

SmartMarks are an improvement on this to make it even better to create rich text documents. With SmartMarks you simply name what looks to be a title and Wonderword will construct bookmarks from the text.

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Artistic features

Wonderword has built in features such as WordArt and an all new Painter Pro-based image editor. The image editor allows the quick editing of images included in a document using some effects which are only available to Painter Pro. Some of the effects available in the basic Wonderword package include grayscale and sepia, as well as rounding corners. In the more advanced package you have access to the full Painter Pro when Painter Pro is installed.

On top of that, you can easily change the colour of text into a rainbow of text, gradient style.

Plugins

The new plugins manager is incredibly useful and easy to use. Plugins such as the one designed for use with this website, the String replacement plugin for Wonderword, allow you to quickly perform tasks from Wonderword. They can be independant of Wonderword or they can alter the document. Either way, they are incredibly easy to write with VB.NET or C#.NET.

Built-in browser

A built in browser permits you to browse the web whilst you work. The browser implements basic parts of Cobweb to provide a streamlined experience.

Site accessibility

A lot of the original functionalities that once existed here have been removed.

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