Just a quick blog tonight, but I wanted to talk about an argument that I've seen doing the rounds fairly often. It goes something like "should designers learn to code? And should developers learn to design?" I'm going to touch on the first part, and in my opinion? Yes, but not to the extents that some suggest. Let's face it, we're not all going to become developers overnight.
Look at another way, If you're designing a car, you don't need to know exactly in detail how the engine works, or the wiring, but knowing the basics means you know what you have to work with. This is where a book like HTML & CSS: Design and build websites comes in.
The book is aimed at designers, bloggers, even marketers to get to grips with the basics, and enable them to code at a basic level.
The book isn't for everyone though, if you see something like;
a small hello
<p>this is very minimal "hello world" html document.</p>
and instantly know what it is, this probably isn't the book for you.
So if you're looking to get into the world of design for web, do yourself a favour, and pick up a copy of this book.