In 1999 I did my first Hello World! That was in Java, at the beginning of a Computer Science MSc. (Conversion). My first degree was in Biology, which I took as a mature student after working in horticulture research.
After battling away with my first programming language I then spent some time working with data in the plant science world at Nottingham University – so tech in the form of MySQL databases and Perl, but not really web development. 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 at Kew Gardens, MVC frameworks such as CodeIgnitor, and more recently WordPress.
I have been working as a freelance web developer since November 2020.
I build websites mostly in WordPress, from single to multi-page brochure sites for individuals and businesses with an option to include a fully functioning online shop.