Thanks for the quick reply. I have a couple of thoughts. I have found that having a crude markup helps me alot, forget the client Then going straight to HTML / CSS. I actually read that article you recommended before and it made a lot of sense to me from the beginning, especially die Photoshop die. It takes way too long for me and its hard to make changes quickly. Maybe I could forgo the cheezy Balsamiq like mockup as well. Further, the other thing I like about your suggestion is that if I need a high fidelity mockup, HTML / CSS can do that perfectly (obviously) and better than some cheezy unuseable export from any graphics program. I am new, but already I feel good about styling pages expertly, so why not leverage that? Anyway, great suggestion.
I have been playing with Wordpress and modifying templates for awhile. Your comment about a CMS for database driven sites is interesting (Wordpress doesn't really have a clue about databases per se unless you add it) Specifically, how do these CMS's help with the database? I really have no idea, so a quick concise answer would be great. Of course, I can always just start looking
Again, thanks for the quick response,