I am very comfortable with computers and macs particularly, but really don't know much at all about web design. I am trying to get into this a little bit, but am pretty overwhelmed by all the different languages out there and figuring out what language does what. Therefore, for those of us out there interested in this topic, but confused as to where to begin, I was hoping those of you out there that know this area well might have some thoughts on good books or sites that could help us beginners try and get our heads around this large topic. Personally I am looking for something that can begin teach help me focus on some areas and know what all the different languages do. Ideally, I would like to move forward from there into 1) learning how to simply make good multi-faceted websites; and next, 2) learning how to make web based applications and websites that actually do something. p.s. I know there are a few guides on here, but for the beginner this is an equally confusing set of guides and websites that have left me, and I assume some others, a bit overwhelmed.