My name is Tom (TF) Fletcher. I'm now retired, following many years employment at the University of Minnesota where I was a Professor of Veterinary Anatomy. In that capacity, I witnessed the evolution of main-frame, desktop and web-based computing and I developed an active interest in browser-based courseware (instructional software) development.

My self-taught “expertise” involves client side web development, using HTML, CSS (style sheets) and Javascript to produce courseware web app files that are uploaded to a server and accessed via a client browser. I have found such web development to be an intellectually rewarding experience (see, e.g., My External Links below).

Now I want to expand my capabilities to include server side programming, involving PHP program files and database files stored on the server. To start I am exploring Joomla!, a content management system. With Joomla!, web site content is stored in a MySQL data base that can be managed via the web site’s back-end by a trained person who need not know web development specifics, a major efficiency particularly where data management is ongoing and massive.

This tff-online.net web site exists for me to learn and practice Joomla!. The manufactured content for this site includes information related to web sites and web apps that I have developed, including comments regarding other software ventures I would like to explore, and an introduction to Joomla!

The External Links (below) will take you to web sites that I developed and maintain. You may use the browser's back button to return to this tff-online.net site.