My Journey to now
I still remember my first website — or at least the first one I was somewhat proud of. It was high school, intro to web development. We had just gotten through the ultra basics of what makes up a standard webpage. HyperText Markup, tags, cascading style sheets, doctypes… everything excited me, and as such, I grasped the concepts rather quickly.
The site was a fan site — well, a fan page really. The page focused on my Halo character. I can remember pulling images from bungie’s website, where they hosted players’ multiplayer stats. I proudly displayed my high ranked character model in the center of the page, complete with stats, medals, and the Halo soundtrack being played in the background. An animated banner scrolled across the top of the page, announcing something awesome (I’m sure).
The page was static, unoptimized, unresponsive, ugly, completely self-serving, and the best thing ever. It was upon finishing that web page that I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.
As is true with web development standards and practices, I’ve come a long way since that humble beginning; from simple static pages created with barebones HTML and CSS, to dynamic web sites developed with a slew of frameworks and libraries.
That’s probably what I love most about a career in software development; you’re always a student, learning the next big thing.
However, in the coming days, the plan is to rank up to teacher, and ultimately create the next big thing.
Let’s see how that goes.