I'm really liking this thread... just thought I'd pop in. I do some HTML and CSS. My father taught me most of what I know. I do not do so many websites any more as I don't have anything to make websites about, but I used to make quite a few about some pixel art that I was into.
Here are a couple, just pictures as I do not own my domain anymore.
I like to use grey backgrounds, as you can see!
I use Photoshop to create my images, and a simple programming tool called ConText to code my pages. I don't use dreamweaver or frontpage because I find them too confusing!!