I just re-introduced myself to HTML, which I haven't really touched since I made a site on Geocities in the early 2000's. Based on what I've seen so far, there haven't been many changes, but I also haven't really gone that deep. I see more attributes in terms of reading the kind of device being used to help make it a more unified experience.
I've spent more time familiarizing myself with CSS, which didn't have very wide adoption when I used Geocities. CSS is much simpler than I originally thought. It has very simple syntax, how it processes the code is really straight-forward, and it's really clear to see how it integrates with HTML.
I'm currently working on a portfolio site that at least matches the device-responsiveness of my current site and has a bit of pop to it. I'm getting started with Bootstrap, and I kind of feel like a cheat by using a framework, but I'm going to use it until I hear that it's bad practice. A lot of smart people have worked on that library, so why not stand on the shoulders of giants?
I'm really excited to see what I can do going forward.
First off, thank you for checking out my site & everything that I'm working on. I'm very excited about this new chapter in my life that has so much potential to open up new avenues in many areas of my life.
Here I will chronicle my experiences as I develop my various endeavors. I'm figuring this out as I go along, and I will share the good, bad, and ugly as I go through this. Hopefully what I'm sharing helps you in your journey, so please feel free to comment & ask questions.
See you in the next chapter!
I'm Ryan, a freelance content creator & web developer from Colorado.