Designing your own site is one of the hardest tasks you can be faced with. Why? Because you’re also the client. You have hundreds of ideas in your head on how you want it to look, not just one. You aren’t designing around a set product like a soda can, you’re designing around a dynamic product, yourself.
By the time you are ready to start slicing up a PSD file to set it up for CSS and HTML, you’ve thought of another direction you’d like to go with the site. What a pain. It becomes an argument in your head on which direction to go.
For instance, I have this bright, bubbly site that I’ve already started coding up, however, I want to change it. I am going to have to come up with a couple more designs to get this one out of my head.
So, you want to be a web developer…but you’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I know that feeling.
I recently lost my job, a job in which I was a jack-of-all-trades, and I was also a telecommuter. I have tons of knowledge in this cranium of mine, but I have very little proof that I can use it. These are all a very bad combination together when you live in a place such as Ocala. This is not a technology town, it’s a horse and retirement town. Jobs pop up and I apply, send my resume, and I hear nothing back. It’s because of that lack of proof I mentioned before, I say I know PHP, MySQL, HTML and CSS, but only have a few old examples of my work. I am a headless chicken, look at me dance.
I am here now, wanting to learn more, and also wanting to showcase my skills. It’s going to start with me skinning this blog, then I will move on from here.