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I've used the book (and website) "HTML Dog", which was incredibly helpful in terms of learning purely code, and am also working through "Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS4" mainly because I know the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite and want to add Dreamweaver to my skill-set.
What is the best way to navigate from the world of print design to web design?
a. I've got extensive training in the fundamentals of print design: color theory, typography, composition, etc... Beyond HTML and CSS, what else do I need to learn to be a valuable asset to my employer?
b. Are there any good resources for a beginner trying to understand web-hosting? I'm getting to the point where I can design a nice-looking basic website, but I have no idea how to get it up and working on the web.
These may seem like basic questions, but I have absolutely no experience yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Welcome to Webmasterworld!
You are fortunate to have a good background in print design, a large amount of your knowledge will translate well in to web design, in fact you'll learn that web design is considerably easier then print as mistakes are only a delete button away rather then replacing large amounts of ink and paper. :)
You may wish to take some time traversing the library of this form [webmasterworld.com] where a good deal of basic FAQ's are answered.