Answer by Krishnan Unni:
I'd put it this way. Web Design can be learnt by a Graphic Designer, or by an execution person who is supplementing a Graphic Designer.
W3Schools for all the basics. CodeAcademy for practice.
You'd need to pack in some real-world CSS learning after this:
And for Responsive Design:
For PHP, it's:
If you're a quick learner, then you should be able to wrap the basics up in 45 days.
For the Graphic Designer, the recipe would be different.
>> Understand the Elements of Web Design [, Pattern tap
>> Understand Grid based design 
>> Look at the best designs on the www for a week to understand what folks are doing and how 
That's about a week's work for a Graphic Designer.
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Buyer persona definition can sometimes be nebulous, but this article provides you with a great framework for Buyer Persona definition. In this article, see how one B2B firm tailored content to segments of its audience, and increased leads 124% after launch. Results:
Skytap launched a content marketing strategy in May 2012 to generate and convert more leads. The team saw great year-over-year results:
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Focussing on delivering content based on personas is always a better idea than not. The results show that.
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For every $92 spent acquiring customers, only $1 is spent converting them. Clearly something is wrong with this picture!
I have always felt that most businesses focus on the eyecandy for their websites, not on ROI. When it comes to ROI, eyecandy has to give way to usability heuristics, information architecture, neuroscience and conevrsion optimization.
This report on conversion optimization reflects the need for focus on ROI and things that matter on your website.
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Peep Laja’s insights on conversion are always a great read. Recommended for marketers who want results online.
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Blog post at Socialable : Content curation is increasing as more and more bloggers see the potential in using the various tools available to them. Want to try it yo[..] (RT @lilachbullock: Are you curating content?
Content Marketing is easy if it’s understood well. Marketers need to allocate funds to it to stay in business. To get their business found. To promote their business with fresh content of value to their customers. The content is all out there. Curation tools are of great value and a time saver for marketers.
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