A couple of years ago, I was enrolled in a web developer program at Oakton Community College. I started Chicago Web Help as a final project for a design class -- then I decided to take it one step further. I recruited a few classmates to start a web development firm serving small to medium size businesses in the Chicago area.
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Since I developed an interest in web development s I became a Certified Website Developer. I'm currently investigating the use of AJAX to develop visually rich, and increasingly dynamic websites. Last great web developer's book I read: Smashing CSS by Eric Meyer. As a former systems analyst I'm able to assist your decision making by identifying the smaller parts as well as the big picture.
I'm a journalist and web developer. In addition to writing content and designing interfaces, I'm learning how to program database-driven applications with Django. I try to spend my spare time cycling, canoeing or enjoying a cold pale ale.