Why a patreon for web-design?
 
When i first started with html, the thought of building a
site from nothing seemed simple, but was always very intimidating. I
would think back to old MySpace from 2003 -- with html snippets to
design your own page, and Gaia -- which followed a similar concept but
with BBCode instead. But as the Web industry evolved, formats began to
change. Developers started to experiment,  and would get very creative.
Things i was exposed to from MySpace and Gaia no longer looked similar to
other websites across Internet. Old DIY snippets and templates for
MySpace sites became obsolete, and unavailable. I quickly found myself
asking questions: "What does this mean?" "Why doesn't mine look like
theirs?" "How do i get it to do that?" "What is php for if a website
only needs html?" It seems like all i required was some direction,
because once i was able to decipher and make sense of what everything
meant. Everything became so much clearer, and i took off from there. 1
project led to another, and with each new objective, i found myself
inspired to try even more concepts. As much as I've absorbed, there's
still plenty more that leaves me with the expression (you know the one
-- "Oh! So that's what that means"). But even as a student myself, the
best method for retention and mastery is to share what you've learned as
 if you were a teacher yourself, and it'll encourage memory growth, and
stronger understanding. Also, when i began learning and studying all of
this by myself, i was always filled with questions but never felt like i
 had anyone i could ask for guidance, or understanding. There were just
some things that no matter how many times it was explained, just never
made enough sense, and maybe it could've been i didn't follow the
appropriate channels or perquisites to allow myself to break past those
barriers. But i also feel this quote sums up my experience, and the
experience i hope to help others overcome: "Two schoolboys can solve difficulties in their work for one another better than the master can. The fellow-pupil can help more than the master because he knows less. The difficulty we want him to explain is one he has recently met. The expert met it so long ago he has forgotten."

“Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.” - Alain de Botton

My work is still filled with many things that i find shameful, and thought provoking. But perfection is a journey, not a destination. I aim to get better, and i desire to share my world, and experience with others.