I wrote a post this morning and then my internet go knocked out so I lost it all.
For help with understanding html
For template designs there are so many sites available...just google it. Here is one site.
Just pick a template you like and don't worry about the color...that can be changed. This is the one I started with..
and this is the ine we used for Vincenza's page and Mike's page..same layout, different colors and backgrounds..
another version of the same..
Hope this helps to start.