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Thread: Hello World (Original, I know.)

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    Hello World (Original, I know.)

    I am a 25 year old guy residing near Austin, Texas. I currently work in customer service and make a very decent paycheck ($60,000+/-), but I'd like to design as a career, even if it means taking a pay cut.

    I have been "designing" websites since I was 15 and built my first PC from scrap. I remember one or two of my first designs and they were horrid, but that's to be expected from a beginner, I suppose. Nonetheless, I feel like after ten years I should be an industry expert by now.

    Unfortunately, life got in the way and I've only designed websites on occasion as a hobby since I was 16 or so. That being said, I'm happy with my skill level. I've created one template that, although rejected by ThemeForest, I am very proud of. (I admit, I've yet to read the rules so I'm not aware of linking policies yet, so here is a URL with no link: hxxp://lansing.zoeyb.com.) I designed it, but the actual coding was done by a friend. Other than that one, I've created many other sites that never made it any farther than being a PSD.

    I am fluent in HTML (hell, who isn't? It's child's play) and CSS. I've dabbled in JQuery, but not too much. I have a habit of starting to learn Python, then switching to Ruby, then to PHP, then looking into Node.js, then going back to Python and telling myself I'm in it to win it, then switching to Ruby with the same intent, and so on and so forth. Commitment issues? Yeah, I think so. Needless to say, I know the basics of Python and Ruby very well. But I lose interest when I don't get to see results in a web browser. If PHP weren't so damn hideous I think I would have stuck with it. But it's not, so I didn't.

    So, at this point I think it'd be best for me to just continue on with what I know: design. I've come here to ask questions and grow as a designer.

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    Gday mate, welcome to the forums. I'm pretty the same as you in some respect. I was introduced to web design when I was about 15-16 though a guy in Fort Worth TX actually. Then I allowed people to shoot me down and then stupid life choices got in the way for about 10 years and now only recently over the past 1 year or so i've developed the courage and discipline to begin learning web design/development; mainly HTML/CSS and SASS now.
    Well done on your journey so far and keep it up!
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