The Plan (at least for now…)

Sometimes, the only way to do something is just to start doing it. I’ve read that if you want to be a writer, just start writing – it doesn’t matter if anyone wants to pay you for it, or even read what you’re written, just the act of writing makes you a writer. I think it works the same way for web developers – if you want to be a web developer, just start creating web sites and web apps. So, that’s what I’m planning to do.

My plan is to create one web site or web app per week for the next year. My hope is to do some work on them every day (except Sunday). These first 52 web sites/apps will appear in the domain, and I’ll write blog posts about them here and link to them. In the beginning, most of them will be really, and I do mean really, simple. As I get more accustomed to the tools (I’ll be using PhpStorm from JetBrains, NetBeans from, and Git with repositories at and more comfortable (and confident) with the technologies (primarily HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, BootStrap, and Php at first, along with AJAX and other web technologies over time) I suspect – well, hope – that the site and apps will increase in both quality and complexity.

I also plan to keep this site ( updated at least weekly with project updates and links, and also with a new theme, new visual elements, additional widgets, some forms, and WordPress Plug-Ins that I’m trying out.

Finally, because there is no time like the present, I will begin today! Actually, I’ve already started with this blog post. I’ll begin in a few minutes with the first web project by creating the appropriate sub-domain at and the necessary folder structure on my hard drive.

Stand by for more…