Flying Colors

Web Design & Development

About Me


Hello, my name is Carrie and I've always been drawn to design. I first learned to write code to make a web card (one page website) for a sick friend and attached a guest book so people around the World could sign it back in 2001. The more I learned the more I wanted to learn and I've always kept up with the latest codes. I made a few websites over a decade ago and my clients told me their sales had quadrupled. I’m so glad I have time now to do this again.

Long before that, in the early '90s, I took a two semester floral design class at Truckee Meadows Community Collage in Reno, NV and got my floral design certificate with a 4.0 GPA. That's where I learned about color schemes, unity, positive and negative space, etc. I still use today.

For coding I use Notepad Atom (just switched) then check for errors and/or typos using the W3C's Validation Services and Google's Developer Tools. I never use premade templates, all websites are custom made. For graphics I use Inkscape and Photoshop CS2. I also use Photoshop to adjust photos.

I'm a perfectionist with probably a touch of OCD, but those are good qualities for a web designer / web developer. I'll make sure your website works beautifully for years to come. I take great pride in this as I know you'll be very proud of your new website.

Thank you for your interest!

I thought it'd be a good idea to show a form of formal education for web design so I'm going to Free Code Camp. Responsive Web Design certificate

After each course we make projects. For Responsive Web Design we made five and one of them was a Personal Portfolio. You can see and test it and my other projects from my Personal Portfolio here. Please make sure you select the correct title from the dropdown menu on FCC's Test Suite before running tests. smiley

Up next is JavaScript, fun!