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Hello, my name is Cathal Coffey. I am best described as a hybrid between a developer and an adventurer. When I am not behind a keyboard coding, I am hiking and climbing the beautiful mountains of my home country Ireland. I am a full time student studying Computer Science & Software Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. I am finishing the final year of a 4 year degree in September 2009. I am the creator of an open source project on codeplex.com called DocX. At the moment I spend a lot of my free time advancing DocX and I enjoy this very much. My aim is to build a community around DocX and add features based on requests from this community. I really enjoy hearing about how people are using DocX in their work\personal projects. So if you are one of these people, please send me an email. Cathal coffey.cathal@gmail.com

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DocX codeplex page redesign

I have spent some time over the past few days redesigning http://docx.codeplex.com. I have decided to go with a minimalistic design, my girlfriend Cristina who created all of the art work for me, told me that I should not be afraid of white space. I think she's on to something.

The biggest addition to the new page design is a section aptly named “How do I learn more?”. It is my intention to upload a large series of video tutorials to this section, I have already uploaded the first two.

1. Getting started with DocX.
2. Paragraphs and text formatting.

If you have any requests, topics that you would like to see covered, please send them to coffey.cathal@gmail.com. I am definitely going to create a video about CustomProperties, and another about Images and Pictures. I would also welcome feedback about the new page design, both positive and negative.

Kind regards and happy coding,