ok, you need some serious webdesign tips… i dont mean to brag, but I have done some professional web design, so I think I can offer some advice.
[>] Firstly, you need to decide what you want your frontpage to actually show… Do you want it to be a place to display content, or just a welcome splash screen? If your site is ‘exclusive’, and wont be recieving millions of information-hungry visitors, then I suggest you go for a splash screen - makes thesite more pro and allows you to set out a particular theme for your site.
[>] Get RID of that hit counter - I dont think it looks too good. If you have PHP support - i’ll give you a script, that you can use to store page views - it will be much more flexible in terms of style.
[>] Remove ALL traces of CYAN - i.e. the really reflective blue that is colouring the text in your top navagation. The colour is not only considered a bit tacky, but it is also somewhat straining to the eyes due to its high reflectivity… Stay away from lime green as well - this colour has a bad reputation for eye strain too.
[>] Decrease the font size, and make the CSS file your using less complicated… I looked at your site’s code, and I think it could do with some cleaning up… As has already been pointed out, the code does not work with all browsers - I use Mozilla, and the content isn’t centred…
[>] Try a simple theme - black on white, with low res grey to white gradient images (GIF). Keep the theme simple. If you want, you should look at Landis’s website - it uses really simple colours, but they all work really well… http://www.landisfields.com/
I hope you don’t feel I’ve grilled your website, but I am just trying to offer useful advice. If you want, you can PM me for some advice on code optimisation…
Best of luck with the rest of the site.