Yesterday, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and I parted ways amicably. The event was no fault of my own or LCV’s. As such, I am again, back on the hunt for a new job. This time, I hope to refrain from jumping at the first offer and really consider whether it is a good fit for both my family and I.
I have decided to change things up a bit and seek out work in the Web Developer realm. I am most happiest whenever I perform work in this capacity, I feel it truly fits who I am and was meant to be. Who would build a personal porftolio Web site if they weren’t passionate about Web Development.
I believe that my passion for this field shines through when I am willing to voluntarily build a Web site for a perfect stranger because I think it will give me a creative outlet and more experience working with Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, jQuery, HTML 5, CSS3, etc.
Further, I grew even more intimately familiar with WordPress. WordPress is built using PHP code and it goes together in pieces to build each page. A header, body (index), sidebar and footer as well as a separate body for a single post and separate files for each page. I can’t tell you how much fun I think it is to dive into the code and figure it all out and implement the best plug-ins as well as looking at the result of a project and smiling, knowing that the internet is better off with this site.
My search engine optimization (SEO) skills also have improved somewhat with my latest project. As I am the type of person who reverse-engineers something I find fascinating about a Web site, I also do the same thing when I am learning something new to implement with regard to Web Development, including SEO. Previously, I had a firm grasp on meta data tags such as keywords and description, but I now have a firmer grasp on XML and how the sitemap and claiming sites with such behemoth search engines as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing works.
I see the glass as half full with this experience as a chance to change things up and see what comes of putting myself out there seeking a Web Developer position.
Finally, I would like to declare my free agnecy to any and all prospective employers who are looking for someone to work as a Web Developer. Please visit my portfolio or résumé page to view more of my projects or work history and select any thumbnail to view the corresponding entry.