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Hi, I'm Dave Hyndman. I am a senior IT consultant providing CIO-level advice to small & medium businesses, non-profits and government departments and agencies.​

Learning Roadmap

Further to my post on envying Todd Dominey's What Do I Know, I now wish to "get there." That is, I want to be able to do what he has done. I have no delusions about being that good (design is a profession and an art, not an ability to wield technical tools) but I do want to learn, to some level, the technology behind it and apply it to my own site. To that end, I need a little learning roadmap. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to send them along. The primary goal is to learn enough about hand-coding HTML, XHTML and CSS to be able to apply it with some proficiency to my weblog/website and those of my clients (where appropriate). As a starting point I am reading Elizabeth Castro's HTML 4 for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide. It seems as good as anything I've seen as a starting point for HTML (I already know a fair bit but I've never properly learned the language) and has a decent intro to CSS, as well.