Although my actual programming experience is limited to a very enlightening (and somewhat frustrating when it came to debugging) FORTRAN course in 1977, I’ve always been fascinated with how computers “think.” Even though my coursework in college ended up being restricted to natural languages (I majored in linguistics), I maintained my general interest in the development of computer languages and software tools.
As I gained proficiency as a savvy user of both Windows-based and Mac-OS based personal computers (I began with an IBM PC with two 5.5-inch floppy drives, and also had a Macintosh SE-30–the little box computer), I used my skills to set up a freelance book indexing and editing business.
Once websites began being developed in the 1990s, and because I was in the information science biz (indexing), I became familiar with markup languages like HTML. Ah, this was simpler than FORTRAN. Tagged text for layout made sense to me, and I ended up doing some of my first website developments myself.
Now, though, WordPress and other systems like it, have made it possible for me to base my site tweaking on a number of great web developers’ templates/themes. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of folks who want to have a blog or other type of simple template/theme-based design, but unlike me, they don’t want to mess with the style sheets or troll for better themes for their purpose. So I decided to take my love of virtual design to you all and see how I can help. 🙂