|location||Quezon City, Philippines|
|visits||member for||10 months|
|seen||May 3 '14 at 21:58|
I'm a German expat living in the Philippines where I quality manage a little dental office in Timog, Quezon City.
I had a lot of free time on my hands in the last 6 months, so I decided to learn a little code to make us a hand-crafted website. This grew out of necessity after we had hired a web designer who basically ran away with the payment without actually creating anything.
So, I made a responsive Wordpress site that I customized a bit, with the help of many, many, many youtube-tutorials, CSS-blogs and of course Stackoverflow :) It's not yet 100% finished, but brings us the occasional foreign dental tourist.
My original background is language (linguistics), and I decided to treat HTML and CSS as 'languages' too: in a moment of frustration, very similar to that frustration I felt back when I was 5 years old and my parents were reading and writing in front of me, I just felt that I couldn't take it anymore not being able to read and write (website code).
I'm still far from being a coding guru, but now after 6 months of studying, I'm able to create websites that are arguably better than what you get with 'quick-and-easy-website-builders' and arguably worse than what an expert would create with a tweaked theme etc.
I enjoy StackOverflow as a tremendously helpful resource in my life-long learning journey.