Ok, so I've never had a course. My computer savvy is at about a 6 or 7 on the 1 to 10 scale. I sold a book and my loving husband bought me FrontPage so I could design my website.
I shall refrain from using ANY of the words that coloured the air in the living room last night as I worked on the laptop.
Part of the problem is that the little booklet thingy had NOTHING about it that resembled a user manual. It nattered on about code and xml and html and my eyeballs were rolling back in my head....
So, I gripped my sword and went into the fray.
I don't have a gray background with classy black font and splashes of passionate red. Which is ok...sometimes what you envision and what happens are two VERY different things and I'm used to that, hey, I'm a writer for God's sake! But trying to get my little buttons to show on the side - or even horizontally - took me nearly a half hour. THEN, figuring out how to change the text WITHIN those buttons took me another half hour. And lots and lots of cursing.
It's one of those things that I hope as I go along I get better and less frustrated...although the "free" software we downloaded a few months ago was infinitely easier. God only knows what'll happen if I try interactive buttons....or cute links, etc....
Sometimes I wish I weren't so cheap and I could hire hot men to do this sort of thing for me. :-)