I remember a time not too long ago when working on my website layout was agonizing if it took more than a few hours. Fun/ny times. The problem with learning more about Adobe CS (6, hell yeah!) is that you now have more tools to use. Kind of like painting once you figure out mixing colors and one day you don't really think about it, ever again.
Oh and I'm putting together a portfolio to join the adjunct instructor pool in Computer Science at a nearby community college. I'll have to remember how I learned all of this but geocities isn't around anymore. I would be screwed if that page was still up (I'm so sorry...).