Glad to hear that someone else is dipping into the css pool...
nice basic layout structure; minimal for sure.
The only graphic I could see [aside from bottom links] was the arrow used in the navigation - which is deceptive, as I expect more categories to appear. Consider showing examples of your sites, at least!
Not sure if you need "news" on each site page - would some other blurb be appropriate? My tastes shy away from that blue...but hey, go with what you like. A white bkgnd. for content and a hint of color for the body might be nice, tho.