My goal as a developer and designer is to find the best balance between user experience and search engine requirements. This adds value to both website owners and end-users, resulting in a win-win situation.
What it Takes to Find Your Way
At the beginning, there was curiosity…
My first contact with programming was out of pure curiosity. I wanted to find out what it was all about, what is behind the technology that is an integral part of our lives.
I took my first steps with the C++ language. I learned basic concepts such as loops, conditions, variables, functions, tables, etc. Although the first program I wrote gave me a lot of joy, it wasn't all smooth sailing. I didn't know how to apply what I was learning in practice, how to use the learned mechanics.
I wanted to create something useful.
What gave me the most joy was CSS. Watching the visual interpretation come to life through lines of code gave me great satisfaction. So I decided to develop in this area. To make my CSS even more pleasing to the eye, I decided to learn design.
I created my first layouts in Photoshop. I also dabbled in photography, so I know Photoshop more than just for putting blocks together. Thanks to this, my projects gained depth and look much better today. Nowadays, I work every day in Figma.
I felt lost…
As you can see, I couldn't decide what to focus on. Should I improve my knowledge and become a full-time programmer, or should I focus on web design instead?
And then I met WordPress. Someone told me that you could create websites without coding in a very short time. At first, I was very skeptical about this because, on the one hand, I felt a little cheated - how can it be that someone without programming skills charges people for websites and calls themselves a programmer? On the other hand, I thought that instead of spending more years learning programming, I could use my graphic skills and make money on this type of website.
I had to make a decision!
I went in this direction. Oh, how wrong I was! Not that you can't make money here, but it wouldn't be immediate. That is, I could create poor-quality websites and charge blind clients, but I couldn't do that. I made some money, but not much, and each project took me way too much time. However, I had a full-time job and didn't want to rush my projects. I preferred to do fewer projects but more refined ones.
I felt lost again…
And when I delved deeper into the secrets of creating professional websites, new issues began to emerge. From server management, speed optimization, security, through marketing, positioning, creating engaging content, to legal aspects. Again, I didn't quite know what I wanted to focus on.
But I learned a lot.
In each of these things, I found something interesting for myself - well, maybe apart from legal aspects. And I wanted to delve into them more deeply. I have learned a lot, and today I have a broad view of how advanced and complex the final product in the form of a smoothly functioning website fulfilling its goals is. I also know today that I cannot do everything myself. And trying to be everything is tragic in terms of the quality of the final website, the profitability of the order, and my mental state.
It was worth the struggle.
Now I'm at a point where I'm confident in my skills and know that I can deliver a high-quality product that meets technological requirements and satisfies the needs of the client.
Thanks to my experience in many areas that contribute to the success of a brand on the internet, I understand its limitations, specificities, and needs. As a result, I can communicate efficiently with other departments.
I have had the opportunity to work with agencies, freelancers, or perform projects for business owners. If you are looking for someone to join your team or are interested in creating something together, do not hesitate to get in touch, and we will work it out.