¡Hola hola! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. This will be my digital space where I write about all things web, design, code, sketchnotes, work, life, games, food, books, and more. It's been a while since I have written anything, let alone share it. Bear with me here, the first many posts won't be great, but that's the only way to get better, I suppose.
Now, I ramble…
How did I get here? #
I have wanted to design and build my own website for years. Since I graduated college, maybe even before that, but to be fair, MySpace was enough at the time. In college, I started with a Behance portfolio with my student work in hopes of getting that first job, which I did. Then I had a splash page for forever that turned into a pretty lousy WordPress site. I just gave up at that point. I wasn't a fan of WordPress and used it too much at work. Let's be honest, I didn't really need a CMS like that. I left it alone for a while, but I knew I wanted my own site. I wanted more than just a portfolio, but a space of my own where I could share everything from my work to my side projects and other ramblings.
At the agency I worked at for a few years, I had the opportunity to do everything from print design to social media to websites. There, I rediscovered my love for the web, both design and code. I have dabbled in code since middle school, maybe even elementary. I built some mini fan sites in Notepad and Dreamweaver, and well, there was the MySpace era with the custom themes. I am glad my profile is gone now; no one needs to see that chaos. But, anyway, I always enjoyed building something myself.
The Graphic Design program in college required various coding classes that almost everyone hated, but I loved them. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work on designing websites and helping to modify WordPress themes to match the client's needs. That's when I realized I missed coding and that there was a lot that I did not know. So, I decided to go back to the basics. I already knew HTML and CSS but, did I really? I went all-in on courses, blogs, tutorials, newsletters, live streams, and anything web-related I could get my hands on. I learned a lot; it turns out things had changed quite a bit since I was coding layouts with Photoshop slices and tables. 😉 Thankfully, that is not a thing anymore. Except maybe email, but we are not going there.
As I submerged myself into all the new things in the web world, I realized there are many cool new things to work with. It was no longer just Bootstrap and jQuery; it was React, Vue, and many other things. It was overwhelming, to be honest. I eventually found this old new thing called the Jamstack. I won't get into that just yet; that's maybe another post. The point is, it got me excited to build for the web again, and that brings me here to this site. Oof, and breathe…
The game is afoot #
Most of what I write here will be about the web, design, and code. However, I don't want to limit myself. I don't have a specific goal here but to share my thoughts, so I will most likely ramble about many other things as well. Let's see where this goes.
If you made it to the end of my rambling, gracias, I really appreciate it. There will be many more of these ramblings, and hopefully, they will get better and maybe even useful for some. I'm looking forward to seeing where this takes me, as I still have so much more I want to learn and do. Anyway, like a good friend says in her weekly newsletter… Onwards!