I taught myself HTML in the summer of 1997, using Laura Lemay’s Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 3.2, and immediately launched the first iteration of ACHUKA, using a brash, notice-me pink and green theme, that some of you may remember.
I carried on learning from other books, becoming comfortable using PHP and MySQL within Dreamweaver.
For a while ACHUKA was a database-driven site, but I have returned to coding pages manually.
I no longer use Dreamweaver, just a code editor.
ACHUKAbooks was redesigned in the summer of 2012, using Twitter bootstrap and an intentionally plain design.
In Spring 2013 I decided the time was right to move the ACHUKA blog to the WordPress platform. The blog had been established in 2003, using Movable Type. The database is too large to migrate across to WordPress, so the old blog has been ‘mothballed’ and a new blog established.
Recently I have found video tutorials on sites such as Lynda.com the best way of learning. Currently I am working on a child theme for the WordPress theme I have adopted for the new ACHUKA blog.