Ready. Set. Go.

Taking the plunge into the world of WordPress and blogging. Using this cold winter day to learn something new with the help of and Essentials. I am a graphic designer by trade. I have years of experience designing marketing for both print and the web. One of my most recent favorites tasks was the management of a website using a customized open source CMS similar to WordPress. Figured now is as good a time as any to create my own blog/website. I also want to learn more about web design in general. Any recommendations on which tutorials to watch on or what subjects to get versed in? I have used Dreamweaver a number of years ago and can create a one page html page when push comes to shove. But I know there is more to it than that! Ready. Set. Go.