Coding for the Web

Over the past few months, my coding focus has shifted from Python programming to front-end website development. It wasn’t a conscious choice so much as a natural gravitation back toward topics that have always interested me.

As a result, I recently finished up three Code School courses:

  • CSS Cross-Country
  • Functional HTML5 & CSS3
  • Journey Into Mobile

I’m onto the 4th course in the Code School HTML/CSS track: Assembling Sass. I’m loving this experience! There’s so much for me to learn and improve. Continue reading “Coding for the Web”

It All Started with GeoCities

How did I get my start with coding? You might think it’s because both of my parents worked as computer programmers. That was almost certainly why I had a computer as a small child, but I never had an urge to follow in their footsteps. As a child and teen I was more interested in learning natural languages and ballet than how to program.

But around 1997, after we got AOL service, I discovered GeoCities. They had neighborhoods! Your website wasn’t floating out in cyberspace by itself; you got to pick a virtual community. Plus, one of my friends had one. I decided to move into the EnchantedForest neighborhood. Continue reading “It All Started with GeoCities”