I finally finished learning XHTML & CSS from the head first book I bought.

Now I know that I need to put all this into practice and I need some advice on what I should be doing.

Currently I have started on my own portfolio website and I will think of other ideas to practice the code side of things.

What I need advice on is what to delve into next, I can't really put the code into practice without coming up with a process that I will eventually follow when I build sites for clients.

Should I research the process side of things and then that way I'll have an idea of how to plan my portfolio site and then I can go from there and do what needs done before I start to code it.

Hope this makes sense.
Basically looking advice on what I should be doing to set myself up for practising what I've learned from XHTML & CSS.