About

Hey, welcome to my blog! I'm Josh, your average 23 year old IT aficionado. I've been fascinated by computers ever since I was about the age of 9, when I got my first desktop pc, with a lovely fat CRT monitor!

I've been coding since I was eleven, and although self-taught coding developed a lot of bad habits over the years, I've come a long way since my humble first Hello World VB runtime and I can safely say that I finally comment my code nowadays (most of it at least).

Jokes aside, I decided to pursue this field as my career and I've met a lot of great people while doing so, all over the world! I'm now slowly setting up my own IT company on the southern part of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, where I was born, as there is simply a lack of professional, trustworthy and honest IT companies over here. I was tired of hearing countless of my friends and acquaintances tell me about their troubles with their "IT Guy" and how much they wish they had someone competent instead.

While I do not consider myself an expert, as I personally believe there is no way you can fully keep up to date with every single technology advancement in the field, I do intend to try my best in delivering the best service I can to my clients and hope to bring ExHora, my company, to a known and respectable name on the island.

As for this blog, well, I've always thought about creating my own blog, sharing my experiences while working as a web developer. And even if not many people end up reading it, it's nice practise for me to work on my writing skills, so here goes nothing!

So yeah, that's pretty much it for now. Thanks for popping by and if you have any questions or would simply like to contact me and say hello, feel free to send me an email any time via this contact form.

 

Credits

While you're here, I would like to quickly mention thanks to the following people/projects:

Bludit (https://www.bludit.com/) - This blog uses Bludit as it's CMS (previously NibbleBlog). Bludit is a free and open-source flat-file CMS which I can highly recommend, it isn't resource heavy and is very easy to modify. Props to Diego Najar for creating and maintaining the project.

Afnizar Nur Ghifari (https://dribbble.com/flamekaizar) - For creating the base of the frontend of the website, you can find the source on his Dribble page titled 'Saturn'.

jQuery.parallax (https://github.com/stephband/jparallax) - For creating the script that allows image parallax's (what you see under the navigation bar and in some cover images on posts). Also an open-source project, though sadly not maintained and some manual fixes are needed.