Saturday, November 1, 2008

My First Online Baby

I have always been a print designer. I took a couple of web design classes in school, but I had horrible teachers that forced me to have a bad impression of it. For the past couple of years, I have tried to pick it up here or there, knowing that it would be essential knowledge to continue in my profession. I would start reading a book, but always found an excuse and put it down. Well, the company I work for has made a huge shift towards web. We've always had multiple websites, but our focus was always primarily on direct mail, magazines, and other stuff print. So now our graphic design team and web team have merged into one and I was FORCED to learn web design. Guess what? I love it! It's so different from print, but the gratification you get from seeing your work in front of you and being able to interact with it is something I really enjoy. I even like the code part of it. So I am taking full advantage of having these knowledgeable web people around me and letting the company foot the bill on a couple of online classes. The way technology is taking over, I HAVE to know this stuff. But now I know, I WANT to learn this stuff. So without further adieu, my first online baby.

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