Yup. You are looking at the publication made by the workshop. The workshop web site itself is what I'm working on. Right now it's at the cm-life.com address, but I'll be moving it to the mjw.cmich.edu address after I've got the site done.
The layout is sized in ems so that the layout will increase and decrease in size proportionately to users' browser text size settings.
I agree that there are too many DIVs, but I don't know how else to create background borders that can stretch horizontally and vertically. And I was going for a totally skinnable web site. I didn't plan on creating anymore skins, but this was practice for when I redesign my college newspaper's web site. I plan on having some holiday-dependant skins on that, but that's in the future and doesn't have anything to do with this
The color scheme for our college (Central Michigan University) is maroon and gold. So I was kind of playing off that with the dark red.
When choosing a color scheme, do you people go for lighter, subdued colors for the navigation and other elements, or for some bolder colors to set off things like the navigation, page headers and footers?
And thanks for the great feedback so far!