A little background of where I am at. I am 32yrs old with a compliance background in the financial industry and about a yr ago I was assigned to a project to work with our web design team to help reinvent our internal company compliance website. At that time I had zero knowledge of html & css. I started to pay attention to our web designers while we were redesigning our website and how they were coding and after awhile got an average understanding of html & css. Since our internal compliance website doesn’t get updated that often, I decided to take the job of coding and doing the updating myself which I have been doing for the past few months. I don’t know javascript or jquery but am slowly trying to learn if we add something like a slider, gallery, etc. If I ever have a question I reach out to web design for assistance and they are always glad to help me out.

I really want to learn more about web design and get a more advanced understanding with html & html5, css & css3, javascript, etc and applications like photoshop, flash… This is what interest me the most and would love to find a job solely dedicated to this. I feel like I need more training am afraid that my current position just doesn’t give me the training that I want. I am only probably spending 1/10 of my time updating the site, which is annoying because this is the area that I really like. I would love to work for a large company doing this on a full time basis but feel that I wouldn’t get an opportunities with my current skill level. I would even mind working my way up again to prove that I am dedicated professional just don’t know what opportunities to look for where this would work for web design.

I thought I would reach out to all of you for advice and if there is a certain strategy I should follow.

Oh yeah, to top it off I have a 8month old who is starting to crawl so that can make learning at nights hard at times. But I am truly dedicated to this because this is really what I want to do just need to figure out a good game plan of what to tackle at different stages.

Thank you so much,

P.S. I would be glad to help people out with their projects to help get me more training (please pm me). I dont want any money, want to learn first with on the job usage.