Learning Dvorak – Day 1

learning dvorak - photo of old typewriter

I decided to do something. I’m going to learn to type with the Dvorak keyboard layout. People say it’s easier and that they can type faster with it. I hit about 60-70 wpm on the QWERTY keyboard and that seems to be as fast as my fingers can move. So I’m curious if I can go faster on Dvorak or not. It’s an experiment.

I also own/program a website that has typing tests and typing lessons. So another motivation to learn Dvorak is to see how it would fit in with the website. I think there is enough interest in Dvorak to justify adding lessons for it, but do they need to be totally new lessons – or will just an extra keyboard image be enough?

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Hi! I'm Karen. I live near Portland, OR with my partner (BF). I have two grown children, and two adult cats: Shiva & Havoc. I am a former truck driver and programmer. These days I'm semi-retired and earn a living from websites I build and maintain.