An awesome new website by Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer went live recently to help demystify web design for non-designers. As a designer/don't-code-but-I-dabble I think this is a huge help AND sexy to look at. Check out their videos and resources page. You could google all this stuff, but once again, well designed resources prove to be a much more satisfying experience. It's a one stop shop. Also dig the Burger-as-code wallpaper below. WIN. Get yours here.
Spend some time here and in their own words "quit asking your nerd friends for freebies!"