Try to get to grips with XHTML Fran, best thing i ever did(on the advice of a friend and programmer). Basics are easy but complex formatting takes a bit more thought. The code is the easy bit, css is where the design process comes in.
I use Dreamweaver but in the split view so i can code but see the results. First book i got was the visual quickstart guide to xhtml, great book. Since then it's got HEAVY!!!!
Good luck but i've met you and i think you'll get on just fine
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