Much Ado About Nothing
Most succinctly and to quote a dear friend,

"Although many considered Bob to be a two-pronged plug in a three pin world, I always knew that hidden deep within that analogue Scottish interior there lived a soul bursting with digital creativity desperately seeking a suitable orifice through which to vent what must now be 5 decades of stifled genius"

Less Succinctly and to quote myself,

July 2007 - sitting in the man cave and weeping for a world remaining to conquer, I installed a knock-off copy of Dreamweaver MX and armed myself with the relevant “dummies” guide, once more I was on the march.

The long march to

A self-serving playground in the cloud(s) – developed on my beloved Compaq Presario computah.

My Computah

Step forward 10 years however and the technology and ignorance up which it had been constructed had rendered it impractical, obsolete and unlovable, unloved.

As a practical oriface, it sat moribund, my enthusiam similarly becalmed.

However, it's ghost lives on, here, in the machine that is

Today, I am to be found indulging myself in my own little world of design on the one hand and coding (programming as I remember it) on the other, the site has been built from the ground up, satisfying both the aesthete and the engineer in me.

But let’s not forget that this is the means and not the end, that remains sharing my thoughts and experiences, lucky you 😐


bobspace relies heavily on images and so is intended to be viewed in landscape on a screen at least as "large" as those on an iPad Mini and ideally at full widescreen HD, 1920x1080 pixels.

Try using full-screen mode on your browser, F11 on a PC, but also available on all other devices.

In terms of browser compatibility, bobspace seems to display as designed on Chrome and Safari and Edge, however there may be a few glitches in Firefox - specifically on the home page.


bobspace is lovingly, ineptly, forged upon the anvils of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP (via a short sojourn into Java) and MySQL.

It’s not as visceral nor fresh as the 8-bit world I once inhabited…

Your Computer 1981

…but it’s alright.

Bob, Jan 2020 updated Feb 2023.