I have been programming web sites since 2005 and eventually started Sweet Thursday Web Development in early 2006. My business has grown steadily since then.
I have programmed and/or worked on hundreds of web sites for dozens of clients. I have worked directly with web site owners and also with marketing companies, design firms, web developers and web designers on their clients’ projects doing PHP programming, XHTML/CSS design implementation from design comps, custom WordPress theme implementation, updates, program installation and troubleshooting.
What’s in a Name?
My company is named after my favorite John Steinbeck novel, Sweet Thursday.
I remember playing around with one of the first Apple computers that came out in the early 80s. My first computer was a Mac Plus I purchased in 1987. In 1997 I started dabbling on the internet and haven’t stopped. When the opportunity presented itself (I was laid off from my job in 2003) I decided to go back to college to learn web development.
I use Sublime Text 2 for most of my text editing needs. I use CodeKit for compiling SASS to CSS. I use BrowserStack for browser testing. My FTP program is Transmit. I also use Adobe products: Photoshop and sometimes Fireworks and Dreamweaver. Flash is long gone from my toolkit. I still use that old favorite, boiling water, to brew my tea.
I am a former high school teacher and a published writer. I have a B.S. in Physical Education, a minor in Biology, a M.A. in Education and have done graduate work in literature and creative writing. I attended college for web development for one year and received some kind of certificate the name of which I cannot remember. As in most things, I learned more about web development after college than during it.
I live with my wife, son and our dog (a Pit Bull/Boxer mix) in Dehesa Valley, California.
For all those interested, my Bacon Number is 2.