HTML4, iFrames, Tables for layout, Dreamweaver, XHTML, CSS2, HTML5 to CSS3. I’ve been there, done it all.
The day I was exposed to HTML is such a vivid memory, rewind a few years and I was at the tender age of 15, sitting in my ICT class next to a boy who was showing me the website he had built.
I remember being in awe, how did he create this?! it was awesome, he told me it was actually really simple. He flicked over to the source code and explained all the tags to me. He told me he taught himself HTML from this website… which is still online today, pagetutor.com :)
Fast forward to my last year of high school and I was undecided in what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I had a passion for computers, but I didn’t know what I liked about them. I decided to do a Diploma in Graphics and Multimedia in my hometown of Nelson, New Zealand. The course covered graphic design, 2D and 3D animation, flash and web development.
It was the web development portion of this qualification that I liked the most and from there I knew I wanted to pursue a career in web. Having a passion for HTML I decided to further my skills and enroll at Natcoll where I completed a Diploma in Web Development.
During the course I was exposed to CSS which then ignited another passion of mine it was really from that point on that I knew I wanted to be a Front End Developer.
I love the web industry, its fast paced and always evolving. Our industry means you’re constantly having to improve. There is always something new to learn.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”