The Adobe Comp software is a great tool to help you quickly put together wireframes for your web designs. Wireframes are useful in that they allow you to communicate your layouts to your client prior to creating fully detailed designs of your pages. Saves you lots of time and money!
I love this book! It really takes the time to break down design. The images are interesting and engaging and clearly connect to the text.
On a normal day, you won't find me recommending many "tutorial" type books, especially one's on web development, but this one rocks! It really breaks things down simplistically and gives helpful illustrations to guide the reader to success.
I can't praise the online tutorials from Lynda.com enough! The have in depth tutorials on pretty much every type of software out there. It's been an amazing tool for me as an educator and I highly recommend it to all.
Calling all Graphic Design nerds! This kerning game is not only fun, but it's also a great way to practice and perfect your spacing techniques.
Give it a try!