I started ALMERING.COM in 1999 to obtain a nice e-mail address, but in the meantime I learned more about PHP and MYSQL and regularly installed and customized off the shelf applications. If you can’t make a better application yourself, stick with an existing open source solution :-). Getting these applications to work can be cumbersome and is occasionally limited by server side settings, but developers are usually willing to help you out on their forums.

This website uses WordPress, including a Graphene theme set and a Gallery photo album application. If you like these just visit their websites and download the content; it’s free as long as you accept their GPL.