For the first part of my 20-year career as a designer, I had nothing to do with websites. The web, at first, was something weird to me. It seemed too technical and clunky to use before browsers existed. The urge to design websites hit me around 2000 when graphic websites became more mainstream. Once I started to learn about HTML and coding, it became all-consuming. I wanted to learn as much as possible about how to apply my years of graphic design to this new frontier.