When I began blogging just under two years ago, I had NO idea what I was doing. So I signed up for a Typepad account to help me learn as I went.
A year later, I wanted to expand my blog into a website, so I signed up for Squarespace. They allow you to design your own site by offering lots of options for customization. It’s like web designing with training wheels.
Now today, I’m itching to take off those training wheels and create a website how I want it, not within predetermined parameters.
So I bought a book Sunday, started work on a site map, and am headed off to teach myself some coding and web design. Currently I know the html code for about two functions, so it’ll be an interesting journey.
This is the book I bought.
It’s not the end all guide to web design, but I’m trying to keep it simple and stick to what I need to know right now. The rest will come later. I chose this book because it was published within the last year, and I liked the layout of the text. As a “visual” person, I appreciate illustrations, examples, and side bars with tips and tricks!
So please hang on while I go on this journey. The site will still be up and functioning (let’s hope anyways!), but changes will be taking place over the next few weeks (or months!) while I create the amazing Three By Sea website that’s in my mind.
What about you? Do you have something you’d like to create but don’t know how? Are there “training wheels” for it to get you started? A book, a tutorial, a pattern, a kit, etc. that could help get you started? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GET GOING!!
Wish me luck!