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How I got started Web developing

August 30, 2017

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Have you ever wondered like to get started being a developer? Let me take you along and share my perspective on being a web developer.

My passion for web design was sparked in the early months of 2012, when I left a community forum. It was at this moment that I wanted to make a change and disrupt communities by delivering a high-quality forum-based platform. It was at this moment that I had to teach myself how to design an interactive and visually appealing forum but more importantly provide a user-friendly experience. Once I had set out a basic strategy, I started doing research by looking at the look and feel that my target audience was attracted to right now.

How I got started Web developing - old demonwolfdev website image

Old community website built back in 2016.
Note this is from Wayback

By creating a case study, I was able to design and develop my personal forum where users could easily find the information they needed whilst maintaining a clean, attractive design.  All of this took challenging work and effort, and it wasn’t until I had re-done the website a multitude of times that I decided to take on WordPress. After using the platform for a brief period I decided it offered exactly what I had been looking for and learnt how to build full web applications instead of just a simple blogging engine.

As time progressed it was time for a rename to elevate the platform to the next level. It was my time to go back to the drawing board. Leveraging the lessons, I had learned over the past few years of running the forum and website, I was able to establish a way to attract more visitors. 2017 has been a very promising year this far and we are certainly immensely proud of how far we’ve come. By establishing and maintaining a professional look and feel we reflect the way we work – professional, clean, responsive, and visually appealing.

How I got started Web developing - new demonwolfdev website image
The new website (Made in 2020)

Want to see what it currently looks like now?  Click here

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