In order to have complete creative freedom, I fear that I probably won't be able to fall back on using existing templates.
I've called my hosting company and moved my account to a Linux server, so that's taken care of, but the way forward from here is murky.
While the truth is I used to know a bit of unix, that was years ago, so let's assume that I know pretty much nothing at this point. What do I need a basic understanding of before I can do this? Do I need to learn PERL? LINUX? I have a solid knowledge of html/css, but I know I'm going to need to know more.
Any advice on where to begin would be great.