What’s this all about? Good question.
When I went to college, I originally thought I’d be going into a computer related field – like software development. Early on, I switched majors and I ended up pursuing education… but I never entirely left behind my desire to work on tech related projects.
During the Fall of 2007, I brushed up on my web development knowledge – specifically PHP programming and HTML/CSS design – and created an education themed website. The intent was for it to be a tool for teachers to create web quests and to share lesson plans. It worked (and some teachers still use it to create web quests), but I soon ran out of steam and lost the motivation to upkeep such a far-reaching project.
At about the same time, I created a website to share my growing knowledge about web development and web design. As I developed Babel, I was constantly learning new things about PHP, HTML/CSS, and JS. It seemed like a waste to keep these things to myself – and writing up what I had learned helped cement it in my head.
At present, both of those projects are defunct. This new blog incorporates all of the material I’d written for the original web dev site (at least, it eventually will).
Most of my online pursuits are now focused around publishing – writing for my education blog and at third party sites like Associated Content - but I still fiddle around with web development stuff from time to time. In particular, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve the design of this site, and I’ll likely write about that quest in depth.
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