I first learned about HTML in seventh grade – or was it eighth? I had no idea it stood for HyperText Markup Language or that certain tags had to be put in place before creating a web page. I was about … fourteen, maybe fifteen years old. I only learned about the basics from Girlstart, an after school program for girls that was at my middle school. They taught us from the lessons on their website. We even received our own account to practice on and make pages, and we had a day dedicated to showing off what we’d done. We only met on Thursdays, by the way.
I learned the basics from Xanga.com in sixth grade (I was about twelve or thirteen). My “start” into this little “web world” place with various blogging and resource websites did not come from Piczo or Freewebs. I began on Mat Mice, a website that was a project between a few girls to allow kids and preteens to make their own web pages and websites. It was cute, and I wish Mat Mice was still alive because it was a great community for children to play around with HTML on.
Anyway, I obviously don’t have SM.com anymore. I don’t think I will; I like 6birds.net. I didn’t for a few months, but 6birds.net is a part of me and who I am now. …It feels a bit weird to say that. >.>
Other websites I have played on are FileAve.com and Freewebs.com, but truth be told, I hated Freewebs. I can’t explain exactly why, but I think it was because of the layout of the website in general. I used Bravenet instead of Freewebs.
What about you?
Where did you get your start?
Have you used any of the websites I used?
There is a more recent background on how I learned to code you may be interested in.