I have been in the industry now for just about a decade (got into it just after 911).. I've taken myself through learning how to use FrontPage98 (and make really bad websites) to learning how to hand code a table based layout, to learning DreamWeaver, to learning how to hand code valid Xhtml using positional css to now hand coding php/mysql dynamic websites.
I am right now working on building out a solution to replace something that we currently pay for, and I just gotta say what I am working on is just gonna kick the $%*@ outta what we are paying good money for.. It's gonna validate, it's gonna have relevant page titles (what we currently pay for does not), it will use SEO far more effectively than what we pay for, it's gonna be highly interactive, it's gonna be secure, it's gonna get so many more page views than what we pay for, it's just gonna be soooo cool... It's gonna be my first really large project using what I have been teaching myself.
Color me proud.
Color me so in love with my industry.
Man, I just love this stuff guys..
Have a great weekend everyone.