This site is designed to teach the basics behind creating GUIs for Java using the Swing Toolkit.
, which is the top link on the left-hand-side menu bar. It will show you how to use the site, walk you through what a GUI is and the history of Swing before gently easing you in to creating your own graphical user interfaces.
17/04/2009 - Recent Downtime
I'd also like to apologise for the downtime we've had recently. Was a problem
with the new version of PHP - a custom scandir() script was making it work
with PHP4, but now with the upgrade to PHP5 it wasn't only superfluous, it was
actively breaking the site.
All fixed now though - any other problems, please get in touch.
26/03/2009 - Updates & Fixing Errata
Just a quick note to mention that I've gone and fixed a few of the errors that have been e-mailed to me over the last little while. I'm so glad people are still using it, and am willing to listen to any suggestions about progression with the site.
18/11/2008 - Back to the Helm!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am now back and updating the site during my spare
time. I hope to get the site updated, with any issues resolved, as soon as
Whilst I've been gone, the site has recieved a substantial amount of hits
every month, and I am ashamed to have let it slide.
The first thing I'd like to announce is that my old e-mail address no longer
works (and hasn't for the last year - so irritating!) You can now get in touch
with me at spedge at gmail dot
The second thing I'll be doing is updating a great deal of the back end
scripts. It's so entertaining to see work you've done a year ago - and this
year I have learned so much at work, you just wouldn't believe!
It's good to be back!
07/06/2007 - Another Move of Host!
The site has had to move host again due to the number of hits, this time to the University servers.
This means the new link to this site is http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/guidebook
Any problems, please inform me!
03/05/2007 - Welcome OOPSE2 Students!
The second proper evaluation of this site will be done by the students of OOPSE2, over the course of three labs.
I'll be in labs on the 3rd, the 10th and the 17th of May to help you guys out.
Hopefully you enjoy it, and learn something along the way!
27/02/2007 - Moving Host
The site is moving to a new host, so bear with us if there are any problems.
Also, a big thanks goes to all the students of DSA1 who made the first evaluation such a success. Thank you guys!
06/02/2007 - Welcome DSA 1 Students!
Just a quick note to say welcome to all the Data Structures and Algorithms students that will be using this site as part of their assignment.
I'll be in labs on the 7th, the 14th and the 21st to help you guys out.
Remember to fill in your evaluation forms!
28/01/2007 - Opening of the Site
Finally the site is in a state where it can be viewed properly for the first time!
This is the news feed, where new tutorials and examples will be mentioned...along with anything else that is relevant.
Sadly there isn't much to say for this one, other than around three months of hard work is suddenly ready for the public! Hoorah!
I'm off to have a few drinks in celebration!