Thanks to this and also the urging of the guy in charge of The Cultural Thing, Gari Sullivan I began Parallel World Studios on the free Wordpress service. This would serve as a blog in which I could review games and other media. It wasn't long until I wanted to take it further and create a dedicated video games website and in October of that year me, my girlfriend Charlotte and my friend Stephen launched PWGaming.co.uk and even recorded a podcast to go alongside it.
PWGaming.co.uk was created using the Wordpress platform, due to my desire to keep things simple and accessible for visitors yet also professional looking I opted for that plus a free theme called Arras. This served me well for about a year until I decided to do something drastic and redesign the way the theme looked. The website underwent a massive overhaul utilising such CSS wizardary like gradients and curves. The website was in such a state that I was happy with it but as time went on I found myself hosting more gaming media and due to the post by post/blog nature of Wordpress it meant keeping it organised was becoming a hassle. When I covered games I wanted to keep the media and articles in one place so I tried a few solutions which worked for a while until the urge overcame me to completely redesign it again and this time leave Wordpress behind.
It is that version of the website which you see before you now and it is this version of the website which I am most proud of. Of course it hasn't been something which I've done on my own, the logo and graphics on the website have been contributed by Charlotte, the technical side of the website and making sure everything looked right was crafted by myself with input from Gerald Cascagne of GTAWarehouse who was a valuable ally in beating down tech problems and pointing out what would actually look good.
As of writing this the website is coming close to being three years old and in that time it hasn't grown into a huge megasite but progress has been made and we're pleased to have anyone reading this in on that journey.