The first thing I see in your design is the color combination. Although you don’t have to be a graphic designer to be a web developer, some tools to help you wouldn’t hurt either. You have Color, by Adobe, which can give you a palette of colors depending on given color. I think it’s very interesting resource to have in your bookmarks.
Second, the list bullets. You can remove them by setting the property list-style-type to none.
That being said, so far so good to practice new skill. Keep it up!
PS: Keep your code clean. I mean, keep a pleasant visible structure and write your code where you should (CSS in CSS tab/folder/file, the same with JS, etc). This way it will be helpful for you (and others) to review your code later.