Originally posted by truelight
1. HTML
2. CSS
3. JavaScript
4. Flash (This comes AFTER javascript, since you will have great use of you JS knowledge when learning flash)

Don't bother with XML/XSL, PHP, ASP, JSP and the like if you are looking to be a designer only - they are all tools of the developer.
I agree completely. They are fun to work with but if you want to a backend developer/coder they are really toys for us. I tried usig them but found it was taking time away from my php/mysql/jsp fun