The medium is the message. — Marshall McLuhan
It is your job to engage, persuade, inform, etc. Way more than just visual empathy.
The code is the design. There is no way around it. Just start. You'll get better. I promise ;)
Have a plan. Be flexible. Be organized. Do not crush people with piles of images and links.
Think that photoshop will save your ass in web design? — Think again...» ask me anything
Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking. — Milton Glaser.
This is about real people. What they think, how they feel, what they do.