If you are a aspiring web designer looking to build your portfolio here's an offer. Design my hosting site and have something that is accually a business to refer people to. Also I will provide you with a free account where you can get your own site going.
Professional web design is a broad term. You could pay $1,000,000 for a site and it would still only be a site. However when you are selling something all you really need to do is get the message accross in the quickest and most concise way possible. In the web hosting business itís not the most intricate site that sells the most.