I should mention here that, while I maintained and even built a few of these sites, you should not guage my design abilities by looking at these sites. I worked for clients who, more often than not, had very specific ideas about what they wanted their sites to look like. In most cases, I would not claim to be the art director or designer. I did what was assigned to me. That's one of the things about being a web developer that can really get you down. Sometimes you have to work really hard on things that are not half as attractive as they should be. My humble opinion.