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Darin McGrew
Please take a minute to introduce yourself...

How did you start writing/programming for the web?
What kind of web-related projects do you work on?
Do you have any other interests?

[Information about web companies should be posted elsewhere; this thread is for people to introduce themselves.]
Tom H.
I come from a printing and publishing background, and began working on websites for print customers looking to "repurpose" their content. I now work for local government, where about a third of my time is spent on municipal web sites. My interest in web accessibility predates my current job, but the knowledge I've gained has proven valuable in it. Boating and gardening are among my other interests.
jimlongo
I come from the audio post-production and recording industry. I started long before computers, you know razor blades and magnetic tape. But as computers became more prevalent i started getting more interested in working with other digital art forms.

My first websites were for my own business. Then one day at the tennis club i made the mistake of telling the president they should have a website. That lead to a an ever expanding volunteer project that has no end in sight.

Then I started to gain a reputation amongst my wife's colleagues as someone who could help with their sites. So I have a little business on the side that I see as something i can do even into retirement. I think there is a niche for designers and consultants to very small business and individuals, who need a lot of hand holding and patient plain-spoken explanation of the options and facilities available to them.

Tennis, music, cooking and gardening are my hobbies.
Brian Chandler
I started (learing) programming in 1965 (I think); I effectively "word-processed" my computer-science diploma dissertation in 1971, using a program called the Matthewman Paginator that ran on the Titan computer in Cambridge to output a tape for a flexowriter. Um I started my first website in 1999, and I am still on it, but a part (the jigsaw puzzle shop) has grown into a small business.

I do choral singing and play the piano. I do actually do jigsaw puzzles occasionally, too, but now I pretend it's work.

Carroot
Hi Everyone I am a newbie and would appreciate all the Help I can Get. Thank you.
datias
I started teaching myself HTML about 8 or so years ago. I've done some generic sites using Yahoo, but trying to code as much as I could on my own or using other's scripts as opposed to WYSIWYG apps. Still, my knowledge is pretty basic - though I have stopped using frames a while back tongue.gif CSS goes right over my head, even though I've tried to get it.

Currently, I'm trying to revamp my podcast's website with various degrees of success.
Beekeer
Hi
I come from an electronics background have been building non commercial websites since 2000 , ie local village site , oil engine club (my other interest) etc

In spite of the time spent with websites there are times when I need help and searching the web for answers can prove to be a lengthy proccess ,
I gave up on trying to search for the answer to a current problem and have just spent best part of 5 hours solving how to make a button both print and increment a counter so I know how many people have printed the page
So it seemed like a good idea to register on this forum so I can post a question if I need to and perhaps answer if I can
Lynki2009
Hi, I'm a newbie, glad to be here. I come from computer science background, so I'd like to compare notes with you all here. I register on this forum to wish that I can post a question and perhaps give answers if I can. Thanks!
Darin McGrew
Welcome, Lynki2009!
Joe Micheal
Hi
I am new here, basically a freelance accountant. I am interesting in programing and developing my site.
west158
Im always the late one....
was 7yrs old (16 now), started breaking my dads computer and pulling things apart then after a while i managed to put it back together, and from then got interested in computing.

here i am now, basic knowledge of HTML, php & mysql, css, and attending a level 2 technicians course at college so i can move to L3 (fail at maths / physics so couldn't do L3)

so thats how i got into computing....

website design... i did it to pass the time, and still do it now...
George Baker
Hi, this George Baker from Florida, friends call me GB. Iím new here and will love to seek help from my senior forum members.
Jason70988
Hi, my name is Jason Morgan, I'm 21 from England, and I should be sticking around to see what I can pick up from you guys.

Thanks!
Daniel Descalso
Hello friends iím new to this forum my name Daniel DescalsoÖ
saniya4782
hi its saniya here from pakistan....

nd what should i say in may introduction as briefly as other said ....
markrichardson
Hi, this is mark richerdson from Mesa, i'm a newbie to htmlhelp and would love to seek help of my senior forum members related to web designing.. I willl also try to share valuable information to the best of my knowledge.
crowdogs
Hi. First off Iíd like to think you, whoever that might be, for a great forum!

My name is Pete and my alter ego is CrowDogs (see my aviator).

I started programming sometime in the 90ís with Visual Basic. I developed a free desktop program called Win-USA that contained some of the more important and historical documents of the USA. From that came numerous other programs and the desire to make websites.

I've developed the websites for my former and current employer which has started me doing some freelance work. Though Iíve only made a few hundred dollars, I do it more for the fun and occupation. It helps to keep this old mind sharp (relatively speaking).

Thatís it, nothing more nothing less.

Thanks again for a great forum!

CrowDogs
mathew1204
My name is Mathew and I work with a website development company am a first time user of this forum and hope to see you all on the forum soon.

Mathew
Website Design and Development
Portraiture

Hello all!
My name Kelly. Happy to get acquainted with you. Thanks.
cilla
Hello, to everyone. I am from Arkansas. My job is on the rocks. I need to get my website together with a script so people visiting my site can add items for sale on the site.
Bye for now.
Yep2Happy
QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Nov 26 2008, 09:28 AM) *

Please take a minute to introduce yourself...

How did you start writing/programming for the web? I started today. I'm a complete novice and I've been watching (don't laugh) Youtube to design my own website for free. I follow instructions well and know a few things about the internet. It's program designing that is difficult. Many years ago I could just use a template, uploaded it to the web browser and it was all done. Now it seems I can't do that. So, I'm starting from scratch.

What kind of web-related projects do you work on? Just this website. I have so many questions. I have the first page done but it looks boring. Where are all the fancy fonts? Can I use a template once I've started designing everything with HTML? Heck, are there any templates? How do I get a second page with HTML?

Do you have any other interests? I'm an online English teacher looking to do a small startup business. I have so many ideas and so little experience with HTML. HELP! smile.gif

[Information about web companies should be posted elsewhere; this thread is for people to introduce themselves.]

pandy
Welcome. smile.gif
Tomkeller
Hi my name is Tom and I am new here
Bgomez1990
QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Nov 26 2008, 09:28 AM) *

Please take a minute to introduce yourself...

How did you start writing/programming for the web?
What kind of web-related projects do you work on?
Do you have any other interests?

[Information about web companies should be posted elsewhere; this thread is for people to introduce themselves.]
Hey there Darin my names Beau I'm new to the web design language I'm trying to get into this because it's very intersting and challenging in a way. Why I'm contacting you is because I'm looking for some pointers just some foot notes and where and how to take my first step in this computer world. As far as I know you can start your formating on Notepad but, how do I go about previewing what I am creating???
Darin McGrew
I preview my work in a browser. If I'm doing anything with page layout or design, then I preview in all the browsers I have on my system, and then borrow a system with MSIE to make sure it doesn't butcher it too badly.
Bgomez1990
QUOTE(Darin McGrew @ Mar 16 2011, 12:06 AM) *

I preview my work in a browser. If I'm doing anything with page layout or design, then I preview in all the browsers I have on my system, and then borrow a system with MSIE to make sure it doesn't butcher it too badly.

How is it that I go about doing all that. I am a virgin when it comes to these things.
pandy
Start with installing the latest versions of all browsers that run on your system.
jimlongo
QUOTE
How is it that I go about doing all that. I am a virgin when it comes to these things.

First figure out how to display that file you made in Notepad in the browser you already have.

Since I'm not on that platform I can't tell you . . . maybe you can drag'n'drop the file on your browser, or use the File>Open menu.

Then try some tutorials.
crowdogs
QUOTE
... I'm trying to get into this because it's very intersting and challenging in a way.

Bgomez1990,
It is very interesting and challenging, and becoming more so everyday. At least I find it to be.

But Notepad? These guys with all the pip's under their avatar can build a web page with their monitors turned off. I, on the other hand find an editor, like Dreamweaver, to be a pleasant and helpful aid. I've said it here before and I'll say it again: Though I use code view extensively, design view is among other things a quick way to view your work and a much appreciated tool for my development. The website development that is.


pandy
Notepad isn't a bad choice actually. Maybe it's a matter of disposition, but I actually learn and understand better when I have to type everything manually. You know, a little like when in school taking notes made more of it stick, even if you never looked at those notes later. When you learn a new (computer) language typing also forces you to take note of all the details like how quotes are used, different types of brackets and parenthesis, case and whatnot. When you leave something out or do something wrong otherwise and it doesn't work you notice it's there and what it is and hopefully you'll remember.
Christian J
In the long run using Notepad is not very efficient, though. Rather you should use a more advanced text editor with features such as a clip book, so you don't have to type common code snippets again and again.
jimlongo
Yeah it also helps to have syntax color coding of some sort.
pandy
Sure, but that doesn't matter for the fundamental value of typing markup or any other kind of "code" when learning.*) You don't learn quicker or better because you have whiz-bang editor.

Finding a favourite editor isn't an easy task either, takes time searching and testing. Maybe it's better to use what you already have to begin with and spend the energy on learning. Once you are a bit on the way you also have a better picture of what you look for in an editor.

*) Later you type because it's quicker. happy.gif
emiliapeper
Hi im emilia peper im from Denmark I work as Graphic designer in a company called UrFilez.
KenA
Hi all, I'm Ken from Scotland.
Ive been doing website design for a number of years just as a hobby for friends, now starting to learn and study properly in the hopes of setting up my own business.

Always looking to learn new information and with HTML5 and CSS3 in the mainstream, Ive got lots more to learn smile.gif
Chris Martucci
Wow, I guess I never introduced myself?

My name is Chris Martucci. I'm a senior in college (graduating this month). I'm 22 years old, and I live in Saint Augustine, Florida, with my girlfriend. I spend most of my time reading and writing for my blog.

I know some html and css (enough to get by). This forum has been very helpful so far.
lowriderSTi
Hey guys,
I'm low, a 21 year old freelance. I found this forum accidentally and it seems really nice.

I hope I'll enjoy my time here.
jomac77
Hi,
I am Joy Joseph, Staying at Mumbai, INDIA. I am freelancer of Web Design, Graphic Design, Data Conversion and Data Entry job.
One of my client need a Web Design which can add new members in their site. Could you please help me with the source code? If you have any kind of above mentioned work I can do it very cheap.
Thanks and Kind Regards
Joy Joseph
burghhouse
I'm John. I do websites for people on St. Helena. Details at
CODE
http://websites.burghhouse.com
[code] and at http://websites.moonbeamsforall.com
vanne
I was a dog trainer, a good friend of mine was also a dgo trainer. She quit and gave me her website and company name. I learned to code on the fly. The site was beautiful but this horrible mess of frames inside of frames inside of frames. (Her controlling ex-husband tried to build it so no one else could edit it, lol)I knew absolutely nothing about computers, but began learning out of desparation. I remember spending most of a week at the computer, slowly going through the coade, deleting one tag at a time to find it on the page, and then put a comment before the tag. I started to learn what some meant. smile.gif

Now I'm working on a website for my fiance's business. I'm learning more every day!

Other interests are sidewalk chalk art, pumpkin carving, and piano.
jimlongo
Desperation is a great teacher. Glad you're enjoying it. Keep on going!
Tracy Stein
Hi,
I'm tracy, from China.

Welcome to China.
marcuspowel
hello everyone, i am marcus powell,i newly join to this topic, please get posting this topic and enjoy all,this game section was gettig benefit to all,please coperate me and getting some extra.
marcuspowel

Hello all,

I started playing on 1/27/2012 and am now level 11. My name is Marcus game is my important part of my life ,i play many type of game but lottery game is the important game of all game, this is my persona ingame as well as my friends, so feel free to drop me a line anytime. When I am offline, I enjoy playimg chess, reading, a wide array of music, & videogames.

Regards,
Marcus
canuckmama
blink.gif Hi new to this site. I am a small web site designer in BC and really am looking for a place to get advice and help on my sites. I want to take more schooling and want to know where to start! Right now I need big help with a drop float problem.

If anyone can help me the site is www.ellasoflangley.ca I have been playing with it for 4 days now and need to have fresh eyes, the site worked fine for a month then every image just disappeared!
HELP!!!!
pandy
They seem to be there now.
Robert M
Greetings to all; No formal learning or schooling but
I have cobbled together my experences of computer electronics (basic before being asked to leave)Computer Programing (back when Cobal, Fortran and Basic was all the rage) and a lot of self teaching on Lotus 123, Database III+ and most recently Access.
I am now working on HTML and CSS programing and have come across a need to see some examples of HTML pages and CSS pages as they appear after compleation. I am learning the elements and the coding, but have a lot of questions on the layout. I.E. how to change the styles on the web page from one <p> to another.
Thank you for having the forum.
doobylee
Hey, im a computer science major and i wanted to learn how to start up my own website and get things rolling. My name is Patrick Murphy and my interests are sports, gaming, artificial intelligence and programming.
jonasmarsh621
Hello everybody! I am Jonas from San Diego, California. A newbie web designer. I'm a teacher by profession. Got interested on web designing since this has become the theme in my school.
benjie22
Hello! I'm Benjie and work in pest control treatment company. I came here to know and understand html and other programming language. I wanna understand how to create website using html. I hope that I'm still welcome here despite that I am not a programmer.
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