I created my first website ten years ago when I was in grad school. Back then, I didn’t know anything about HTML or CSS. I just figured out how to use Dreamweaver and slapped together a website. Piece of cake, I thought. But looking at it now, it’s amazing how obsolete the code is even though you can’t tell just by looking at it.
Coding a website is an art form. It’s easy to slap together a website (just like I did 10 years ago), and it’s even easier now using popular blog platforms like WordPress. But it’s not so easy to make a site stand out and be unique. And it’s definitely not easy to code a custom WordPress theme that looks good, has all the needed functionality, integrates with current social media, is optimized for search engines, and is simple to update and maintain. But that’s what I do for every website I program.
It’s an exciting time right now to be a web developer because the internet has evolved so much that you can do almost anything with a website right now, and yet I know the possibilities will continue to expand in the future. It’s a daunting task to keep up to date with web standards and social media, but I challenge myself to learn something new every day.
Please take a look at some of the sites I have created. Although it’s hard to see the artistry in the code, I hope you can see that I can program some pretty nice looking websites (thanks to the great strategy and design team at Live Your Message).
I am available for hire to program websites and create custom WordPress themes. Please feel free to contact me using the contact form.