I'd like to learn complete proficiency in web design. I have designed sites before using HTML and others just using Image ready, very simple sites but they did the job at the time. My background is print design. I am wondering where do I start? How much do people use Dreamweaver as a starting point for every job? If I start learning from books like this or this I imagine they would be a good basis but would I be able to readily apply that knowledge to starting a job in Dreamweaver? What other apps do people use, do many build everything from scratch using just code? Some other questions; I understand PHP and MySQL are very important for creation of larger, dynamic websites. Where would the best place to start with these? How much is necessary to learn for getting smaller site running? Where are all these standards heading in the future? As thing change so rapidly are any on the way out, soon to be replaced with a new standard?