A bit of back story
Way back when I was in middle school I took a computer class. A basic computer class. I learned a little bit about publishing, image editing and a dash of programmming. Yeah. Programming. Shocked, aren’t you?
I didn’t really think much of it. That was until I experienced the internet…
A good experience! I saw my first website and wondered how things were being done. I wanted to know how this site was made, what was being used and how. I turned to Lycos. Yeah. Way back when they had the commercial of the dog playing fetch.
Enter Microsoft FrontPage
Typed in create website and found out that I had the software to creat a site of my own. The software was Microsoft FrontPage. I dabbled around with the little WYSIWYG editor. I hated the visual editor and resorted to messing with the code editor instead. I wanted to know more.
I wanted to know how to make images appear, disappear, display elements and why some things didn’t work. I liked to troubleshoot even then.
The one thing I did come across that did elude me was how to create interactivity. I didn’t dive too deep because at the time I was just messing with HTML.
Then came MySpace. Yeah. I tried my hand at customization. That was the main reason I created one. The second was sort of networking but didn’t do much of that. I grabbed a book on CSS and learned the basics.
Though it sounds strange to say I feel better when I don’t sleep and learn new things, I really do. I love challenging my brain and sometimes my body; hence the sleepless nights.