Thursday, May 5, 2011

Optimizing my website for search engines

I've decided to tackle a less "exact" field of the interwebs and the world of computers - Search Engine Optimization (SEO). When I say less "exact", I mean it's less of a science than an art. There are no exact predictions that can be made.

So far, I'm currently still in the designing stage of my website (A website explaining how to program and use various software) but I am also beginning to plan how I'm going to optimize it for search engines such as Google. This is proving to be a challenging thought process, given that I'm used to a certain way of working with programming/computers - this way of working is in conflict with how SEO works.

Wish me luck.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

An Overview Of How Far I've Come

I began learning the tricks of the trade, if one may call it that, at the age of 13. I was introduced to (extremely) basic HTML in IT class, whereby the teacher told use to look up a few things on the interwebs.  It was then where I discovered the "tip of the iceberg" of HTML, and continued to dig deeper.

By the age of 14, I had begun experimenting with Adobe Flash - making very simple animations. I made my first game that year. Even if it was only a crappy dressup game lol. Either way, I was inevitably exposed to ActionScript, a language a soon knew quite well.

Speaking of games...

The next year, aged 15, I became much more interested in Web Development - PHP specifically. I crash-learned (learnt quickly) it as I was very inspired. By the time I was 16 I had already posted quite a few video tutorials (Username: flash4real, look me up) on Youtube, teaching people PHP.

Aged 17, things are getting serious - C# and Java is the way to go at the moment. Will update what happens next.

My Java Adventure (Sorta rhymes?)

Well, now that my life is complete and I can do programming, my hobby, at school as a subject, I'm more motivated than ever in the field of computing.

About a week ago, I officially started looking into the Java. I had already played around with it, if you can even call it that, but this time I downloaded Eclipse and everything! lol. I'm still quite newbish with it, but I can I'm gonna love the language in the future.