The very first site I did was a personal one for my then-new domain:

I was able to experiment with HTML, Javascript, and some Cold Fusion and became knowledgeable enough to land my first web design job at Convergent Communications.

My personal site has been a great place to get to try new things out, without being dependent on client or corporate timelines. Of course, this customer is always happy!

I did all of the programming and graphics on this site, on my own time. Occasionally a friend or two will stop by and lend me content.