Tom van der Laan
Self-employed webdesigner, graphic designer, webhoster, photographer. Husband and father of three kids. Classic car enthousiast. Burger lover! haha
|Marketing Team||Assistant Team Leader||Aug 2022|
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|Marketing Team||Member||Mar 2022||Aug 2022|
|Extensions Directory Team||Member||Listing Specialist||Apr 2021||Apr 2022|
I learned webdesign from this english website that teached webdesign to kids. I forgot the name. If anyone recalls it, let me know! My first website i made when i was 16 or so and it was about this fancy mountainbike i bought. I was always interested in computers and webdesign. When i was 22 a friend asked if i could create a website. I hadn't done it in years but i decided it would be a fun project. After finishing that project i started my own "company". I decided to use Joomla 1.5 for my own website and never looked back. In the early years it was something i did on the side. But when i finished school in 2012 i decided not to find a job but instead go full-time on my own business. I always stuck with joomla as that is what i knew. Since 2015 i've started to begin coding. Did some online web developer courses and started making the most "hacky" components you can think of. Just a simple view with everything inside the template file.. It worked but when i think back of those early coding days. WOW... no other words can describe that. Since 2019 i started creating real extensions for clients. custom work. That is how i ended up with JCB and today i'm still using and learning every day. Love making overrides and try to push what can be done with just the core.
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