My First "Site" In PHP

Well it’s not really actually a site yet, but for the past hour and a half or so, I have been trying to design the “html” (it’s actually php) section of my site. The goal wasn’t to be flashy, but rather to have a simple, easy to update site. It’s not really a site yet, but the layout is coming along. What do you think so far? I know that some of the skins hurt your eyes a bit (tiger) but do you think that if I find a good color combination it will work out? Also, this is the first real thing that I have made in PHP (the rest have come straight from a book, but I made this from scratch) so please don’t be too harsh.

Edit: Whoops, forgot a link