As a kid, I was always taking apart my electronic toys, trying to figure out how they worked, and putting them back together. Occasionally, they’d even work once I reassembled them! Then, when my parents bought our first computer, I was hooked. It ran Windows 3.1. I learned pretty quickly some of those foundational principals of how computers worked. Some of my fondest memories from that era are of messing with the way the computer did stuff via the command line.
From then on, computers were my biggest fascination. Well into my early twenties, I was constantly toying with old computers and trying to learn more and more about tech. A few years ago, I was in a dead-end retail job, wishing for something worthwhile to do. I did a lot of reading and decided that since the future was moving more and more to the web, then the web was where I needed to be.
I am a full time front-end developer who previously did freelance, and I have been professionally programming since 2017. My current home is Farmington, New Mexico. I’ve got an amazing wife and two wonderful little boys. and they always get top priority in my world. I’m an avid reader, sci-fi/fantasy fan, and gamer. Most of my life, I have always done very well with teaching myself new things, so I’m well-suited to the ever-changing demands of the web.
In addition, I also publish fiction writing like short stories and sneak peeks at my upcoming books on my author site. The subscription is currently free, so feel free to give me a follow!
Often the most critical part of a project, research and planning is where you figure out what a client really wants and needs, and how to deliver it. Careful planning can save you time and money in the long run.
This part is the most fun. You get to take your research and planning and turn it into a real, working website. Writing code that turns a static mockup into a dynamic, interactive website is a great feeling.
Once the site is ready, it’s time to deliver it to the client. This is where you get to show off your work and make sure the client is happy with the final product.