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Many books later and the discovery of WW I was well on my way.
What got you started and how did you learn the tricks of the trade?
This has lead me to bigger and better things. Now I love what I do, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
I'm a newbie to this forum and still consider myself a newbie to web design.
When I was 16 my dad hooked us up to the internet. He said our monthly fee got us "web space, whatever THAT is." So I got a book on HTML and programmed my first webpage. Spent about six months on it, and dedicated it to my favourite singer like any good teen would do. Never did get it up and running on the net though.
Then in college I got free webspace and made a site to keep in touch with friends and family. After graduating college and struggling to find a job in the tough economy, I decided I wanted to start my own business. Hadn't decided what my focus would be yet.
Here I am today, wayyyy behind my original schedule. But I just recently opened my own web and interactive design firm. Hoping to eventually quit my full-time job and do web design full time.
I got started in 1996 by trying to build a website for my business. No clue, got nowhere.
Got sidetracked to something else.
Started my current site in 2000, more or less as a favor to someone else. The someone else is out of the picture now.
The site does better than I ever expected, thanks in large part to what I've learned here at WW. And I'ma REALLY slow learner. :)
Along the way, in my spare time, I started building sites for other people. It helps pay for my toys and gadgets. :)