That word in itself has a certain connotation that comes along with it. Some of us hear coding and automatically dissociate ourselves with the term. It is reserved for the likes of those we deem as super smart or nerds. Some of us consider code and automatically think of people who work in dark rooms with one singular light on who enjoy little to no company from others. Okay….that one might have been a little dramatic but the point is that we’ve given the gift of coding to a lot of other people besides ourselves. Strangely, we still manage to think this even though the likes of Myspace and Tag had us coding everything early on. You want an exclusive background? Here’s the custom code for it. You want this or that? Here is the custom code for it.
I believe what made the difference for us then versus now was the platform being used and the way it was presented to us. It gave us the ability to showcase our personalities in the background so we did it. It then gave us instant results so we engaged with it often. Finally it was presented in such a way where anyone could do it. So in today’s time this is a feeling I want to recreate for myself because coding is something I’ve wanted to learn for quite some time. I also believe that coding is for anyone who wants to learn it.
I believe one should always be expanding your skill set and I feel this a great way to do so. Still near the realm of design, I’ve come to admire how such a powerful and invisible language can support such an expansive framework. For example, there is code that was written to allow you to do everything from see your mouse move across the screen, to scroll down to see more content, to open up a new window in your browser, and so much more. Result wise, I like how you can talk to someone, get their feedback, and write for them exactly what it is they want to see coded on their website or app. I’ve read this falls into the areas of user design and front end development. I’ll have more on what those are in a later blog post, but my current goal is to share my journey with you guys and just get started.
Now if you’re looking for the one stop shop place to learn what and how to code, I promise NOT to be that. Rest assured. I don’t plan on being the spokesperson of all things code either. I do, however, hope through documenting my journey in developing this new skill that you guys will be inspired to learn right along with me. Even if that’s just to make yourself more familiar with the subject. I can’t wait to see where my newly developed skills take me and I hope you all will be here along for the ride.
Always happy to learn. Always happy to share.