tend to go to people who already have some knowledge - you'll not find too many people prepared to pay you so you can learn about web design. In any event, you can teach yourself just as well - all it takes is hard work, plenty of practice, and a degree of design ability. If you don't have natural ability you can learn design basics by reading online tutorials - there are thousands of them out there, just run a search.
In answer to your question about a date and time display - you can do this with Java script
click here and paste the code into your page exactly as it is written, then follow the instructions to call the function.
New ideas? Well that's up to you. I suggest that rather than searching constantly for new gizmos you spend time getting to know more about the basics of good design.