Greetings all. I decided to join this forum to expand my knowledge and skills in all things web. A little background on myself - have been an underemployed recent college grad for a couple years now, working a retail job that is not in the direction I intended to go with my career.
I currently have the opportunity to be able to design a small site for a family friend of mine's therapy practice. I have not yet met with the client to discuss what kind of presence she is looking for, but jumped at the chance to be able to do something that I could use as a stepping stone into another career that I would find more satisfying.
What I'm looking for help with from this community is advice on where to go from here. It's my thought that I should be working on tutorials and watching videos part of the week, and working on the actual project the rest. I expect to get stuck at various points and will be relying on the forums to help me through some of the tricky parts, both in planning and execution.
Major questions off the top of my head
• Need help with the step-by-step process of building a website. How to plan a website, stages of development, etc. Links, templates, videos, anything appreciated here.
• Have I taken on more than I can handle? Please, be honest with me here. I'm generally a "learn by doing" person, but this is my first time taking on a project like this. I'm expecting to be overwhelmed at first, but if I can break it down into appropriate pieces, I think I should be able to complete this task.
As you may be able to tell, I've had these ideas rolling around my head for quite a while. Thanks for taking the time to read them. I look forward to your responses.