We all have to start somewhere. My journey to code began when I found myself freelancing again after 20 years working as a fulltime designer for a manufacturer of giftware and jewelry. No matter how much I knew I was a victim of burn out and needed a change the uncertainty left me with an even greater feeling of “ubiquitous nervousness” to quote a zen master.
The first book I read regarding code was HTML&CSS by Jon Duckett. I never expected to enjoy this book as much as I have, and still holds up as great reference material. It’s really beautifully laid out and easy to read. I have practiced with many online tutorials and worked with templates using Dreamweaver and Bootstrap and most recently became a participant in Tech Force RI. I soon went onto receive certification in HTML5 and CSS3 New and Advanced Features. I joined meet-ups to become part of the community of coders and from there joined FreeCodeCamp.