check out the HTML and CSS tutorials online, look at w3schools.com for example. google search
will give you quite a few more.
also check out the beginner blog entries right here on CSS-Tricks, Chris has a few, from the home page,
click on Full Arcticle Archives just below the ads on the right side of the screen, and scan through the
article titles, there are some there that would be beneficial to you, or use the search Chris has set up
to find beginner articles.