Fill your head with ideas. The Interent is full of great resources.
Learn stuff. Break things.
That being said... it's un-cool to steal things,
and don't cram slick graphics and tech snippets down end-users' throats.

Places to Start

Information Architecture

Research, wire-frames, flow-charts, task analysis, sitemaps, personas, more...

Visual Design

Grids, software, tips, color schemes, etc.


Structural elements, html methodologies and best practices. CSS fun.


Emotional hooplah. Snazzy layouts. Nifty designs.

Now it's your turn!

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