I've been building websites since about 2000, and I recently attempted to major in web technologies at college (I've since switched to graphic design because web technologies was waaaaay too hard!)
Here's my "going rates":
1. Questions about HTML and/or CSS --- Free
Keep in mind that I am pretty busy, so I might not be able to answer your question right away. Also, I probably won't answer your question unless your email has a subject that pertains to your question. I also won't answer it if it is written like "OMG i dont no wut im doin HELP ME fix my site!!!1! i can has different bakgrounz??/??? plzthx"
The fact that I'm offering to answer your questions for free gives me the right to refuse to answer your questions, and the right to expect you to follow the rules when you ask.
2. Making a simple layout for your website (similar to my current one, which is slightly based on the Achewood layout) --- Probably Free
If you want the exact layout that I have (not that it's super great or anything), I can send you a copy of the CSS file that I use (if you ask NICELY!) I may help you out with changing the colors and whatnot if you want.
If you want a lot of modifications done to it, and you want me to do them for you, then it will cost you. We'll discuss the price if that is the case.
3. Making super-fancy borderless-table-based Photoshopped layouts -- At least $50
That's $50 American, by the way. If it takes a long time, I might also charge by the hour in addition to the original $50 (I will keep a log of my work and send it to you when I send you a preview of the site and my bill)
I love making those kinds of layouts...I've used a few on my own site before. If you want one, I'm going to need to know exactly what you want. And I'm a visual person, so I'm going to need it in sketch form.
If you aren't sure what I mean by "borderless table based", it means that the entire website is created in a Photoshop document, and then broken up into lots of smaller images using the slice tool, which are then placed in a borderless table in an HTML document, which makes them appear to be one complete picture again.
This layout style works best if your comic is always the same size.
If you want your stuff done right away, go somewhere else. I am the president of the Procrastination Club (or I would be if I ever got around to going to the meetings)...but I will work on your stuff when I have a chance.
email: moc.liamg@tnattnitsuj (it's backwards, guys!)