My name is Jason and I’m learning how to develop sites and apps for the internet. I made my first website back in the late 90s using Geocities (it was atrocious) and have since been making websites off-and-on for myself and friends. I’ve spent the last 6 years working as an interactive marketer, where knowledge of code has been invaluable. Now, I want to improve my skills, become more proficient and I want to build more, better, cooler stuff.
Why this site exists
Selfishly, this site is mostly for my own benefit. This site exists as a sandbox and place for me to share what I’m learning and how I’m learning.
There are thousands of online resources to learn programming–I’ve used many of them.
There are even more text books to work through–I’ve used many of them.
There are community ed classes, there are community college classes, in some cases, there are University college classes.
The thing I’ve learned over the past few years is that there is no real clear path to learn web programming. It’s a wide open world out there and those of us with a thirst to break into web development are forced to figure out much of it on our own.
I want to help people learn and in the process I want to learn even more for myself.
I’ve fuddled through much of the “where-the-heck-do-I-even-start” already. I’ve found the text books that are the most effective and the sites that work well at online training. I’ve also wasted some time on others that aren’t as effective. I’ve found what works for me, and I’ve just learned a bunch of really cool stuff that I want to share.
My current skills
- HTML/CSS: Intermediate/Advanced
- HTML5/CSS3: Intermediate
- PHP/MySQL: Intermediate
- jQuery: Beginner/Intermediate
Learning is fun. Now, go make some cool stuff.