The intention of this site has been to design a simple but attractive site.
A site consisting of basic files to help with understanding the HTML and CSS that create it but also including enough features to keep it attractive.
For example the 'linen' background gives a nice textured look to the bulk of the site. Plus the dark background of the sidebar distinguishes it from the main text and is simple to implement.
In the CSS file for this site all colours are described by name rather than the HEX code, this is just to keep things simple and make the CSS easier to read.
e.g. 'color: blue;' is easier for beginners to read than 'color: #0000FF;'.