After hearing and watching Dave Jones from the http://www.eevblog.com
talk about PCB layout and the possibility of getting my boards made for under $20 for 10 of them delivered to my door, I really wanted to have a go at it.
Now the first time I tried using the program without watching some tutorials I wasn’t really able to achieve much. But then I decided to use Youtube to my advantage. Yes its not just for cute cat videos.
have a seriously good quick set of videos to follow along to with your own free copy of eagle cad
Draw out your circuit, using the basic tricks shown to you in the tutorial videos. DO NOT try for anything too hard on your first attempt. You will have to respin the board a few times to add more features.
When trying to find the correct parts in the schematic library, IF IN DOUBT, just leave some correctly spaced pads there instead for you to solder to.
Keep it simple.