I considered learning JS first and decided to go with JQuery. Maybe that was a bad idea. I know Chris and others might disagree, but I think I need the background.
I also thought I’d “just” learn Dreamweaver to start, then hit a roadblock at CSS. So I cracked the books on CSS, then got stuck on HTML. In the end, I wound everything back to the very start and learned by hand coding both HTML and CSS. Haven’t touched DW since.