My start with building things on the web dates back to when I was in high school taking an elective on computer graphics and a component of that class was building a website.
I also was into online gaming and had helped build a website for a group I played with for fun. I also experimented with building a couple other websites around that time. We used Adobe Dreamweaver in my high school class but for my other websites I hand coded them. I remember my fascination with writing out the markup as a text document and having it translate into this rich visual layout. It seemed like magic.
I loved to create things so I was naturally drawn to this medium. After I got into college I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for a career, so I took a computer science class. I struggled through that class alongside other classes of interest, such as networking, and decided that it wasn’t for me. I felt like this stuff was over my head. I ended going a more art-focused career path because I was an avid drawer in my younger years and I felt like I was good at it.