I began my journey as a web developer back in 1997 when I bought my first computer. Shortly after that I signed up with an ISP and began surfing the internet. Back then there just wasn't much to it, but I had started to wonder how it all worked. So, I searched the internet in order to understand the internet. I started reading articles on HTML and how to create a webpage. Most of it was pretty rudimentary back then with statements like
“Open notepad, copy the code below and paste it into a new document. Save it as ‘index.html’ and there you have it, your first webpage!”But I wanted to know how to do more than just create an H1 heading that said “Hello World!”
So I was on my way to learning the exciting, and sometimes challenging, world of web development. Now, 15 years later, I have taught myself through vast amounts of dedication, determination, frustration, and countless numbers of hours reading books and watching online videos, how to effectively develop and implement the best technologies currently available to achieve the goals of my customers.
From static, standards compliant xhtml and CSS based layouts, to dynamic, interactive websites, to backend database driven sites with PHP and MySQL, I have learned alot of the tricks of the trade. Although, as fast as technologies are improving, I find it challenging to stay on top of the game sometimes. But I think that is what keeps me going; I love a good challenge. I love it when someone comes to me with an idea, and then they see that idea realized in thier website. I love the challenge presented by it, and the feeling of accomplishment I get after a project is completed.