You're a graphic designer. You've built many static websites over the years. You've dabbled a bit in an "easier" CMS. You probably know html, css, and a little js. But now you're ready to build sites with Drupal.
Where do you even begin?
How can you take what you already know and make it work for you?
I was in this position just a few years ago. I fumbled around a bit, but soon figured out how to wrap my head around it. I'd now like to help those with similar backgrounds shave a few months off their learning curve.
*or other interested parties
Collaborative notes link: http://bit.ly/18iKdQl
• See how the Drupal "big picture" can be broken down into digestible categories for beginners
• Determine which decisions should be made at which time
• Explore must-have modules for site building
• Develop a basic go-to module set that works for you