I'm interested in being a video game designer but I know next to nothing about how to do what ever it is I will be doing as a game designer. Could you offer any advice of a good online area where I could learn about the basics of game designing and later on the more complicated information.
I happen to have a list of such links on my website: http://www.newarteest.com/game_dev.html
The most helpful resource for someone in your position (ie. interested in but has no idea what video game designers do) is the first one on the list: http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html