Yes, I have looked at Lynda. I have friends who told that it's worth the money. Now what do you mean by 'or maybe you won't'? Is there a way to get the Lynda tutorials without paying for it? Come on, share your secrets.
Yha, crazycroc is right jQuery is better option than HTML. jQuery have some effects likes, jQuery Hide/show, jQuery Fade, jQuery Slide, jQuery Animate, jQuery stop(), jQuery Callback, jQuery Chaining etc it will help you.
I've been looking for this myself recently. I've been learning HTML again after not coding at all for the last 5 or more years. One of the things I've been trying to do is implement a YouTube video into the test site I've been making with no luck at all. Going to have a look at jQuery now, myself.