I made my first website when I was in 7th grade(IS 237, Queens). Mr. Rosenstein, my 7th grade maths teacher, gave us an assignment to combine MATH and ART, and come up with something creative. He added a clause that the only way to submit the assignment is to post it on the web.
Then I had no idea how to get started, luckily one of my brother’s friend showed me one of his website. Believe me it was awesome. That really got me started on how to make websites. Since then I started looking for free tools to develop websites. I usually came across hosting sites like Homestead, Tripod, Angelfire, Geocities, and many more. I played around with Frontpage, Trellix, Macromedia Flash, Homesite, and a few other rookie tools.
To accomplish my maths assignment I used Geocities, as it provided a Java based tool to dnd basically everything on the site. This assignment was my first website. There was just one page with lotsa geometric figures all over the place, optical illusions, texts here and there, marquee sliding all over the place. I used most of the add-on provided by Geocities tool on one page. In gist, it was something which I would laugh at today and say “Damn, I really sucked at web-designing”.
table tag of HTML for working as guide for almost all of my websites.
Then I added one more tool in my knowledge closet and it was CSS.
Finally, I learned how to make websites without laughing at it. Although I do come up with silly looking websites now and then, but the frequency is less. Soon, I started making website I could sell. Thanks to Freelancer.com, for helping me generate revenue from my templates. Then came Quark WebS, Bihar’s first Web Development service provider.
It was an outcome of monotony which GRE preparation induced in my life. It exists on the cloud and its developers in different corners. Initially, it staggered to get up and run, but now it’s turning out to be a cow. Thanks to Google, Bluehost, and PHP-MYSQL.