It's a start. I need to have something in place that demonstrates some ability to design, even if I don't have a clear notion of what I can do next to create something database-driven. (Which is the next step -- demonstrate that I can write something database-driven.)
Anyway, reviews of the colorscheme/layout/text/etc. are welcome. (And, should I get just a little more ambitious, I'll take petdance's advice on website reviews and run a few tests on it all myself.