So, I ended up starting and finishing the tutorial I had talked about earlier. Here is what I came up with. The above image is a preview, the link will take you to the actual coded layout.
I ended up changing the colours, as you'll see, and I also coded the template using good ol' tables. I know the big thing is to be using CSS, which IS part of this tutorial but, since I know only a little about CSS I just used tables instead and it worked out perfectly. Plus, I soon have to go to work so time is limited.
Full credit of the tutorial goes to Arthura at Pixel2Life.com for the tutorial.
If anyone is looking to create a simple, fast loading site, I suggest checking this tutorial out.
Thanks for reading!