In 1999 I did my first Hello World! That was in Java, right at the beginning of a Computer Science MSc. (Conversion) course and after taking a BSc. in Biology as a mature student.
After battling away with my first programming language I then spent some time working with data in the plant science world, so tech in the form of MySQL and Perl, but not really web dev. During this time I gradually moved more into web dev, converting a table based layout site into a site that used CSS for layout – the beginning of the modern web I like to think.
I moved on to using Content Management Systems such as Drupal and WordPress and then MVC frameworks like CodeIgnitor, and even Squarespace.
I have been working as a freelance web developer since November 2020.
I build websites of all sizes from single to multi-page brochure sites for individuals and businesses with an option to include a fully functioning online shop.