Hi I'm brand new to web design and just getting started at it. I'm more of a Graphic Designer but I think web skills are a very handy skill to accompany graphics with. I'm currently learning HTML... also playing around with wordpress at the mo, and reading up on everything. Alot of people have adviced me that 'wordpress is not web design' and have criticizedcertain web designers for using it as a development tool for sites. This has quite put me off, and i'm now slighlty confused me about what programs exactly I should be using as a beginner. However i am aware that this building site is getting to be the 'in thing' Would people advise me to get started with small wordpress sites at all to help familiarize myself with the ingoings? Would it help me to learn wordpress before trying out other web designing programs?