I originally got into writing code back in the early 1980's when I taught myself to write SQL databases using rBase 5000. I didn't even own a computer at the time, but borrowed a friend's Compaq portable. I soon bought a Tandon AT and got into DOS as well as SQL.
php and CSS came onto the scene in the mid 1990's and I eventually re-wrote this site using php & MySQL and utilising a relatively complex CSS stylesheet. By that time I was also writing databases and Intranet sites for colleagues in the Police who were unable to persuade the Computer Branch to spend time on their needs, and also started creating websites for other people (because I enjoyed it!).