My name is Alex,
Currently I reside in the Philadelphia area, but during the progression of this website I will be moving to New York City. I’ve spent the better half of my life behind the screen, teaching myself everything about Front-End Web Design and Development.
My interest in web design started in middle school. I had stumbled upon a free web page builder called Geocities.com and quickly became fluent with its drag and drop interface. It didn’t take me long to realize that the entire process of online creation was what I enjoyed, it would be my career.
Geocities.com was a good start, but the pages I built didn’t work properly on different computers. This made me furious, the time I spent piecing together a pixel perfect website was a waste. I needed to seek out another way of completing this task, but wanted to keep the simplicity that Geocities.com offered. My solution was Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop all combined with the “Slice Tool”. Now I was able to completely enhance my websites without ever learning a single line of markup. I had spent a couple years creating pages this way. Big mistake, I finally came to a realization during high school that my method was incorrect. The sheer disappointment and time I had wasted was enough for me to quit and pursue Graphic Design.
So here I am, my plans are to move to New York City and continue working on websites. The idea behind alexwhitworth.com is simple, it is a WordPress blog that will chronicle the creation of itself, and my experiences. This website will never be finished, it will grow as I grow. The reason I decided to take this approach is to learn, and share. This will be my first time attempting a project like this, so lets see what happens.