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BD: How many of the skills necessary in the design phase did you possess when you started the project? How did you go about picking up the skills you needed?
Denise: In my previous life as office manager at a small web hosting and design firm, I had the opportunity to learn basic layout and html. At small companies you tend to wear a lot of hats, so when we were very busy I would pitch in and make simple site updates for our clients. My boss at the time was our webmaster and design guru. He taught me the concept of laying a site out with tables, placement of text and graphics, hyperlinks, and about the various shared components. I didn’t realize I had learned and retained so much of it until I started designing my own site.
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