It's on

Since July of this year I’ve been working with Matthew on a little project.

Well, it’s finally ready to go live, and I am proud to unveil it today: Gift List Central (GLC for short) is officially open! There may still be a few issues to iron out, but the functionality is pretty much there and you can login and create gift lists to your heart’s content.

I thought I’d probably better explain a bit about what GLC is while I’m on the subject. When Phil and I got married, we were a bit frustrated: we didn’t want to go with a big chain (such as Debenhams) for our wedding gift list. We actually went with an Excel spreadsheet, which my Mum and Phil’s Mum kept updated!

At the time I did contemplate writing a website which would let people set up gift lists, but never actually got around to it. Anyway, that was a couple of years ago. Fast forward to last summer. I thought about the idea again (partly due to the large number of weddings we’ve had to go to this year), and I spoke to Matthew about it and suggest working together. Strangely enough, he had a similar idea when he and Ellie got married.

So, we started working on a website, and it started to take shape pretty quickly. The end result is Gift List Central as you see it now. The design work is all Matthew’s, whereas I did most of the coding.

As the name suggests, it’s not just for weddings – you can use it for weddings of course, but it’s for any gift list. Currently we’re focussed on a Christmassy theme, as it’s less than a month to Christmas 😉 Please do feel free to sign up for an account (currently it’s all completely FREE), and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you, if you have any comments / ideas / suggestions. If you have any death threats or the like, well, please just address those to Matthew and not me 😉

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