I'm not a big fan of the layout. It could definitely use some more flare - something that makes your layout unique. I also don't like the black/white gradients on the page. They're alright, but they could be much better.
Keep it up though, with a little more work it could look great. =]
It looks pretty good, maybe make the logo a little smaller so it doesn't stand out too exagerative (if thats even a word). You may want to lengthen the box when You want to add more text, just telling you even though you might have already known unless this automatically lengthens as you type in text.