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Um, thanks. Wait, sorry, that was a not helpfull at all.

Who uses a splash page?

This is not the point. It was merely an example.

Who uses PSD mockups?

Wireframes > PSDs > Development. That’s how any agency or contractor worth of aptitude works.

As a developer, it’s pretty standard to receive a PSD from from the creative agency/designer/art director if not protocol.

The absolute BEST advice I can give is… learn HTML5 <snip>

Thanks, but I know it very well. I also took my training wheels of my bike last night. All grown up now I suppose.

Yes, it’s great if your designer knows the basics. At least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS makes are much better web designer. Understand javascrpts and the basic principles (and limitations) of DOM manipulation(s) even better! However, designers coming over from print need to start with leaning the basic principles of the web that are different than print.