Not much there to gauge at the moment. The lighting/font effect I think is neat as a kind of programming exercise, but as a functional website I think it’s over the top. Less is usually more, and personally I think great design complements the content, but doesn’t replace it as a source of attention.
^^^^ No, it’s not you. It’s been stretched to fit the resolution of the screen (so now we know you use an iMac btw :p) using JS. This is the original file and it stretches depending on your resolution.
Remember, you can hang a frame on wall using duct tape, a nail on the wall, or use a hammer drill.
Web Design is no different; you need to select the right tool for the job.