After talking with some friends, I ended up writing a very simple PHP based website template for a small scale personal website. My own website runs on a content management system mainly to ensure scalability, many people would only like or maybe even need a small personal website. Based on some of my older self written website code and formatting, utilizing a minimal amount of PHP in conjunction with CSS for "theming", I have created a simple basic template that may be used for personal websites.
The files supplied at the bottom of this page in the form of a zip archive will give you a site that looks as can be found at http://sample1.detlevcm.eu.
For local development and testing I would recomend XAMPP if you need something very simple to set up. One location for XAMPP is Sourceforge, specifically http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/.