March 21, 2003

i've had it!

i've had it.

I noticed this morning that my tax refund has been deposited into my bank account... and just in time for the weekend! Thankfully, this will cover my most recent expenditure on a new digital camera.

I've been scanning a lot of weblogs lately, visiting the Photo Friday sites, and generally drooling over different layouts and whatnot. There's been a lot of talk about XML and RSS feeds and syndication - all of which I have absolutely no clue about. But that's okay.

Just recently, a handful of people at work have been coming up to me and talking/asking about web design. I don't work at a web or design firm, and I'm pretty much the only person here with any experience in web design.

Talking with these people is reinforcing some past knowledge (circa 1997) for me, which is great - but it's also reinforcing the fact that I only have but a passable knowledge in HTML, which is sad. With as much as I love the web, I really really want to know more about how to make pages that are truly aesthetically pleasing to me.

So this weekend, with a pocketful of tax-refund cash, I'm gonna go to my local Barnes and Noble bookseller and find me a new book on web design. Back in 1997, when I designed my very first webpage (sadly, archived nowhere), I used Lynda Weinman's Designing Web Graphics 2.0 as my bible, which was incredibly useful as an introduction.

Does anyone have any recommendations while I'm out looking?


posted by julie at March 21, 2003 11:00 AM


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