As this is the inaugural blog, I thought I would take a little bit of time to explain who I am, and what the purpose of this blog will be.
My name is Joe Mayberry, and I am a web developer in Caldwell, Idaho. I have been working on the web for almost 15 years now, in both the private and public sectors, and now I am expanding into some freelance work. I primarily work with ASP.Net and C# and front-end development, but I have also been learning PHP in my spare time.
On Twitter, I go by the name @jaytem. My wife and I came up with the name Jaytem a few years ago, when we decided to purchase our own personal domain. We took our initials (Joe and Tara Mayberry) and spelled them out phonetically. thus Jaytem was born.
Okay, so that explains where Jaytem came from, but this blog is named Jump The Map. When I decided to start this blog, my wife and I discussed it, and decided to go back to the original initials, but to give them a new, and hopefully clever meaning. We chose Jump The Map, to show that we will be jumping around a bit, and sometimes off of the beaten path for the topics that will be discussed here.
As for the topics here, I plan to focus mainly on the lessons that I learn while on my journey of web enlightenment.
Initially, I will be documenting the learning process that I am going through to prepare for a presentation in September at the National Association of Government Webmasters conference. I proposed a topic about Responsive Web Design, and they asked me to speak.
Since I am far from an expert on the subject, I have a long road ahead of me. I will be building a sample site, using the RWD principles, and posting that here, in various stages. My hope is that this site will be part of the materials that I will use for the presentation, and that the trials and tribulations that I go through will help others.