New/Old member saying hello!

Hello everyone! My association with SitePoint goes back to 2003, and when I changed career paths away from Web Design in 2015, I no longer maintained memberships in anything related to it. But here I are again! :smiley:

I was a career musician/recording artist from 1977-1997, and became a very successful Web designer from '99-'15, after which I went back to the music biz, keeping Web design as a casual thing, maintaining client sites and doing quickie jobs for people. Then in 2017 I focused solely on the music, leaving Web design behind altogether.
I rejoined SitePoint in August 2019 as I started thinking about coming back to Web design (after health issues slowed me down in the music biz), but I haven’t been doing anything with it. I see lots of changes since 2015!! That, plus forgetting a lot of what I once knew, it feels like I’m starting all over again. Not necessarily a bad thing, I guess. Old stuff unlearned, leaving room for the new stuff.

Anyway, happy to be here, and just want to give a huge shout out to @TechnoBear and @cpradio for the awesome and friendly help in sorting out my account after a brain fart when I purchased the Premium membership to all the excellent books & courses that will help me catch up.
My participation will increase as I work my way back into this world. Hope to make new friends here, and hope to be a good contributor as well! :+1:


Welcome back, @cbiweb! smile

We look forward to seeing you around again.

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Welcome back. I understand the feeling completely. You look one second the other way, and the web design world changes considerably.

@technobear and @cpradio are great but I don’t say it very often… in case success goes to their heads, you know :stuck_out_tongue:


Welcome back !

I sympathise - I joined Sitepoint when I got back into IT after a 15 year gap - I’m now aproaching the age of an old Beatles song ‘When I’m 64’!

Many changes and many old habits hard to break, but I find these Guys vey helpful after some very disheartening experiences with other support forums where I began to think SO actually stood for Sod Off! :smiley:

I wish you all the best my friend - you are in the right place !