I know it’s been, like, two years since I posted here. That’s bad of me. I haven’t been idling, but I haven’t had the gumption to document it.
My job has been giving me plenty of experience in Visual Basic 6, SQL Server, and some basic trouble-shooting. I’ve been getting plenty of customer service experience, but I’ve never been worried about my skills in customer service. Not just tooting my own horn, but I think I’m pretty damn great at it.
Tragically, VB6 is rapidly reaching obsolescence and I haven’t been doing nearly as much hardware-related IT work as I’d first hoped. Learning SQL is useful, but I’m not sure doing database work is what I want to do.
Also, as a disclaimer, I am NOT knocking my job. I’m grateful for the opportunity and really like my coworkers and bosses. I’m just saying I’m looking in a different direction.
Enter: Web Design.
Over a decade ago I started working on learning HTML4. That never worked out for reasons I won’t go into, but I formed a foundation that I’d end up building off much later. I remember using html tags when I wanted to spice up my ultra-important LiveJournal back in the day. This isn’t to say it was the greatest coding in the world, but it was a start. It also leads me to believe that I can absolutely, positively do this.
I’ve already started going through the tutorials on w3schools.com and have just about finished the list of HTML chapters and am about to move into CSS. CSS is a bit intimidating, but I’m sure I’ll do fine.
The key at this point is to keep at it. I’ve got a side-project wherein I do Let’s Plays (essentially I play video games and add commentary for those of you not familiar with the odd, new-ish phenomenon) so I’m trying to use that for content while I’m practicing my HTML coding.
I’ll try to keep posting here as I learn, and plan on getting something to display soon.