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I like to write about my experience learning the technical side of design because I thought it was really hard to learn at first. I really had to stretch the brain to memorize everything.  I never gave up though.  I thought, after time I will eventually not have to think about the program and how to use it, and I could just be creative.  I was right, but it has taken me a great number of years to be able to use these tools creatively without thinking about how to do it...

When I first started to learn about webdesign and learning how to read and write code, I was really interested in it.  I was fascinated by the way you put in code and it comes out in graphical and text format.   The first language I learned was html and to this day I will use my 'OREILLY HTML Definitive Guide'  I've had it on my desk ever since I got it about 22 years ago. 

I've never been a true coder, I do customizations of the code while using the program to write the code, and I  always keep the coding window open while I work so I can edit the code as I go; while using the visual side to view my changes in real time.   That is how I taught myself to read and write code.  But the program changes, updates happen and operating systems evolve.  So I am always trying to keep up with the technology... 


Monday, May 24, 2021

I've been working on a new business strategy, since I'm getting just a bit older and would like to spend more of my time doing creative things instead of just trying to create an income.  It is difficult to be creative when you are always thinking about your bottom line.

Over the years while I was working a full time job I would always buy something every payday to put towards my graphics studio.  ...