I created my first website a very long time ago and it was a nightmare. Back then I didn’t know anything about Wordpress and Squarespace wasn’t invented yet. So I picked my dad’s coding books, and wrote HTML and CSS by hand! In Notepad! Crazy, right?
Unfortunately, I don’t have that gem-of-a-website anymore (not even the Wayback Machine can go that far in the past) but I can tell you that it took me a month to create one page of awful dark backgrounds, neon headlines and bitmap gifs (ah, the 90s). After this experience I stayed away from web design for quite a while.
And then one day I discovered Wordpress and I was hooked. It was so easy to create a blog compared to the grueling code typing. But as with all good things, once you know there’s something better than what you’ve experienced, you start to look for the best for you.