So after developing software for about 10 years and wanting to write a technical blog for 5 of those, I finally decided to wet my feet.
My recent exploits with MVC drove me to finally start blogging – or document my journey into this fascinating world of web standards. I attribute this baptism to MVC and my new-found passion for front end development. Before MVC, I mindlessly dropped controls on my forms never worrying about what & how ASP/ASP.Net worked behind the scenes to convert them into valid HTML elements. To my credit, I considered myself more of a business logic guy and loved (and still do) what I did. By no means am I a designer now, hell no. I still think from the left side of my brain, but off late I have been pushing myself to use at least an iota of my right. Let me tell you its rusty, it creaks every time I exert it.
I personally think that the right lobe activity starts early in one’s life and maybe I’m a little too old to try to jump-start my creative and imaginative side, but I also think that one doesn’t need to think from their right brain to be a good web designer; GREAT designer – most definitely (At least this is what I have led myself to believe to keep me going).
So to initiate this journey, I am going to blog about my very first jQuery plugin and how I plan to make it open source and host it on GitHub for people to freely use my work and hopefully enhance it and help me learn through this process.
I don’t know which direction this is going to go, if my passion for web designing will still be alive in a year or if I have moved on….
So here goes……