The skills I have learned include: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, some PHP and Git, frameworks Bootstrap and Foundation, and the content management system- WordPress. I would rate my skills at the intermediate level with HTML and CSS and everything else is at the basic/intermediate level. I have different learning resources for reviewing these skills and to learn new concepts and improve on topics I have already touched on. I am serious about expanding my skillset and want to learn from resources and other developers so I can become a skilled developer. I am constantly seeking to improve. I would still like to improve with everything and I would like to especially focus on learning and refining my skills in PHP, CSS, Git/Github, and JavaScript/jQuery. I want to learn the languages and frameworks that are in demand so I can better leverage myself for success.

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Continued Learning

I realize that to stay in the game, I need to be current with the latest trends and technologies. This is why I have used Treehouse to study web development. It has been an excellent learning resource for me and I cannot say enough great things about them! They are how I stay confident and motivated to succeed in the world of web development. They are always releasing new content so I can stay one step ahead. I also utilize Google and other developer documentation frequently (W3 Schools and StackOverflow) to help with issues with site building. If there is something that I want to learn or review, I will always find a way to get up to speed on the topic. There are a lot of good resources for a developer to learn and grow into the role. It is great that there is such a helpful developer community and I believe that has what made me want to continue learning the tricks of the trade! When I am searching on my phone, it is usually for looking up something web development related or going through all the reference areas on the W3 Schools web developer site. I have found something I enjoy and I want to keep pushing myself to learn it and build stuff to get practice and produce great results. I have also started to use Lynda so I can gain more design and coding skills.


Career Stability

In web development, I have found something I enjoy doing. It has not always been an easy road, but I am motivated to never give up on my career goal. I want to be happy and have flexibility and enjoy what I do. I want more career stability and I feel that web development is the key for me to create a stable future for myself. I will strive to be a good asset to the company I work for and will always try my best to bring forth a product that the client will enjoy as well as myself in the fact I can say I helped build that! It will be a good feeling knowing that I helped web clients (web surfers!) complete a task more efficiently. I don't know what I would do without the internet, it is a necessity for me. I would like to see what I can contribute to the world of web development.

Tracks and other courses I have completed on Treehouse:

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Web Design Track

  • How to Make a Website
  • HTML
  • CSS Layout Techniques
  • Aesthetic Foundations
  • Design Foundations
  • Photoshop Foundations
  • Illustrator Foundations
  • SEO Basics
  • Sass Basics
  • Compass Basics

Other HTML/CSS/Design Courses

  • HTML Video and Audio
  • CSS Basics
  • SVG Basics
  • Framework Basics
  • CSS Selectors
  • CSS Layout Basics
  • Logo Design Basics
  • Brand Identity Basics
  • UX Basics
  • Responsive Images

Front-end Development Track

  • HTML Forms
  • jQuery Basics
  • Interactive Web Pages w/ JavaScript
  • HTML Tables
  • Ajax Basics
  • Accessibility
  • Website Optimization
  • Console Foundations
  • Git Basics

Other Front-end Courses

  • JavaScript Basics
  • JavaScript- Loops, Arrays, Objects
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • AngularJS (1.x)
  • JavaScript and the DOM

PHP Courses

  • PHP Basics
  • PHP Functions
  • PHP Arrays and Control Structures

WordPress Development Track

  • How to Make a Website w/ WordPress
  • Local WordPress Development
  • PHP for WordPress
  • WordPress Theme Development
  • WordPress Template Hierarchy
  • Bootstrap to WordPress
  • WordPress Hooks- Actions and Filters
  • WordPress Customizer API
  • Customizing WordPress Admin Area
  • SEO for WordPress
  • Woo Commerce Theme Development

Other WordPress Courses

  • Getting Started w/ WordPress
  • WordPress for Website Owners
  • WordPress Codex
  • WordPress User Roles
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • Custom Menu Development w/ WordPress

Database Courses

  • SQL Basics

Other things I enjoy doing!

I enjoy sports!

I enjoy watching and back in my younger years, playing sports. I enjoy hockey, baseball, football, basketball, and UFC fights occasionally. Going to live games is so much fun!

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I enjoy disc golf!

I have been playing disc golf for about 5 years now. It is a fun sport and does not cost much to get started. It takes practice to get good and that is what I enjoy most- the challenge of trying to get better.

disc golf basket

I enjoy video games!

I also have enjoyed playing video games since I was young. I remember getting my first Nintendo at age 8 and have been hooked on games ever since. I have a PlayStation 3 and 4 and enjoy playing action and role playing games as well as sports games.

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