I also forgot to mention my skills on html have gained me some Work-In-Progress bars on my sidebar.
I do have to say surfing through blogosphere, I came across this Very Cool Code website... thank you Riggwelter for posting the link on your blog.
Once I figured out that the code had to be in two different sections (talk about light bulb moment) it all came together very smoothly.
And since we are mentioning cool html codes ... check out this. This was what I did to get a great banner on my blog. FYI: my banner header is sized at 740 pixels wide, which works out great. If anyone has any questions, please leave a comment and I'll do my best to help;)