I am very new to web design. I have recently purchased "build your own website the right way using HTML and CSS" and have found it fascinating. So much so that I would like to progress further and maybe - in years to come and with much more practice - try to do it professionally.
So here is my question: Having read the fore mentioned book, I am starting to get to grips with the very basics but I am doing it all with Gedit (linuxes version of notebook) and am sure there are lots of great programs out there that help with web design. What would be the best ones to use (that are compatible with linux) and what would be the appropriate next books to purchase to help me carry on with design. If possible, at the moment I am looking for inexpensive programs and books as I recently lost my job so money is a little tight.
Any suggestions and advice would be very welcome.