I've not got a problem, My point is that there are a hundred million sites out there and thay all look and feel the same, they all look exactly like they've been created in front page. All very simple. You have a book on HTML and have knocked out a few very simple particuarly unstylish websites. - it's not a problem with you it's a problem with the world.
It could have been worse, you could have made them exactly the same but using flash and actionscript for the navigation.
You used Html (it's only called htm when microsoft bastardise it).
wow so do I.
you'll have to bear with me whilst I say that any site using either PHP or ASP or whatever still displays html, just you can add active parts to the site as well..
for a taste of a few of the sites I've made you can visit.
oh and another exception to the I always use notepad rule: the two made for the mmcc company, which have been made using VIM over an ssh putty session with the server
I've also supported this site, (i.e I didn't make it but am charged with updating it)
and was in the process of creating their new site, (the semi wrking template of which can be found at www.mmcc.co.uk/website/index.php
and made subsites for that company (where I work) although some of those sites are now offline since the products in question are no-longer supported.
things I've done for companies where I've been paid...
I made a sales website for a toy company, but thats no longer available, and I don't have screen shots or source either.
I've made a stock market questionnaire for a stock advisory comapny.
you can see this at http://pcfcancer.no-ip.com/rac/fundtimer/form.asp
I've also made more sites that are no longer hosted.
and I've made a few WML sites if you'd like to get your WAP phone out as well...
and I'm currently in the process of making a forum for my friends to keep in contact with each other after we've all left uni.
infact if you want to see a copy of my qualifications and projects I've done I've made a special cut down copy of my CV (taking out my name ad address) you can get it here http://pcfcancer.no-ip.com/rac/proj.html
Not everyone in the world who critisises you will be speaking out of their arses.
(the links should parse into hyperlnks, if not you'll have to copy and paste them yourself.)
(Do you still think i'm too inept to handle html?)