I am a 23 year old student at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. I have always worked with computers starting as early as 2nd grade playing on a Mac LCIII running Kid Pixs. Then in middle school starting to play with Claris Homepage to create HTML pages until high school when I started to repair them. Now in college I’m learning how electronically they are built from the ground up and more advanced programming, even down to assembler. I find it interesting how dependant life is becoming on them yet at the same time the average user knows less and less about them. Its amazing to believe that computers have been in existence now for almost 67 years if you count the Z3 as the first computer back in 1941. Yet even with our current day computers, they can barely compete with the expected performance of Quantum Computing which is just starting to show its potential in advanced research labs today.
Artistic Web Design
I enjoy working on web design because it integrates creative graphic design and complex programming into one, hopefully visually pleasing yet functional media. Often I feel that many programmers can create optimized and complex programs yet cannot package them in a graphically marketable solutions. While on the same side, I see many graphic designers create visually amazing works of art that lacks all functionality and size constraints to be plausible. However, the merge between these two creates the art in web design.