Re: graphic design freelance web development
To me, Graphic Design is just as important as learning the coding side of things. It baffles me when people complain about poorly coded websites, but they then have no concept of colour, typography or adhering to "the grid"
and whitespace. god! it doesnt need to be totally covered. leave some space people...
once you learn these design principles its easier to edit your css to fit your design (ie line-height, letterspacing, font-weight, color, the correlation between fontsizes/lineheight/h1-h6 & p, aligning your divs correctly, margins, padding, the works...) it all makes much more sense, once you know how to design. plus it helps when you want to onsell things to customers, businesscards, brochures, etc, etc