I’ve been somehow involved in web development for almost a decade. Longer if you count the Tripod website I built in HTML in 1998 and the various sites I built using Dreamweaver for a college class in 2002. In a professional capacity and in my spare time, I’ve been doing front-end web development since 2008.
I’ve spent hours tinkering around, playing with things, breaking things, fixing them, etc.
Since 2012, the thing I have been tinkering around with is WordPress. I know it like the back of my hand, but I could still get to know it much better. I can build custom WordPress themes easily, but I could still do it better.
I’m a pretty darn good developer, but I could always be better.
I got the job done. I made the clients happy. But now that I’ve worked as a professional developer, I know I could be better.
So today, I made an investment in myself and signed up for Know the Code. Its creator Tonya Mork is a respected and highly-regarded member of the WordPress community. I have no doubt that I’ll get a great education from this.
I love solving problems. I love crafting solutions to problems. I want to be able to, as Know the Code says, “build anything out of code.”
I can build more than a basic website, but I still want to be able to do more.
I will report on my progress and share what I learn as I level up. Let’s do this!