Well not that long ago i had one of the clients that i do some web work for approach me to make their site a little more interesting. Wanted more colour and better visibility of the content on the site. I had initially gone into with the thought it was going to be something out of my depth and i would pretty much sink without much chance of making it work.
I was quite wrong, once i started discussing the site and what the client really wanted i found that it was going to be a much easier task then i had initially expected. I do have a little knowledge of basic HTML and CSS and using a lot of searching on google and related sites i managed to put it all together. While i think that there are maybe some things that could be changed and work better, they work and still do fit in to the site as it is.
In the end it probably took me about 4 or 5 hours to bring everything together, but at the end of the day i was quite happy i was able to put it together and get a functional site that the client was happy with.