lol don't worry about it, my css is garbage, I'm learning that stuff too. In the meantime to get stuff set up I just pull templates off the web. Eventually I want to get to the point where I can understand everything in the template but sometimes you just gotta jump into a project and not get hung up on the theory behind it.
Well, offer's there if you want to play around with the code, pretty much for everyone. I'll toss my github in my signature once I get the scaffolding done for the CMS.
btw, a good book I recommend so far for web design is "Learning Web Design" by Jennifer Niederst Robbins. It's well-written, explains stuff, and doesn't treat you like a kid with all the shiny colors and "hey, just copy this! It's magic!"
"I would be totally embarassed to write this, even as a fakepost. it's not funny except in how you seem to think it's good. look at all the redundancies, for fuck's sake. "insipid semantics, despicable mediocrity" ugh gross gross. I want to take a shower every time I read your prose." -Steel