I have a lot of questions. My main challenge is that I don’t have the language to ask for specific help. For example, I’m not totally sure what menus are and do. I’m not sure how I get pages to work or what the difference is between categories and tagging, thus, it's hard to ask the right questions.
I’ve found a site whose look I really like: The Patterned Plate: http://thepatternedplate.wordpress.com/
The author has requested that people do not contact her about her formatting. She does note that she uses CSS. I have purchased CSS, but I’m not sure what to use it for. For example, some of the changes I want to make might be part of my template, Imbalance 2, but I don’t know how to figure that out.
Here are some of my questions:
The PP site has four columns, my site has 5…how do I get my site to have 4 columns across? Or, am I misunderstanding what a column is? In PP, she has four postings going across the page. I consider these to be columns. Am I right about that?
How does she get all the “extra stuff” (e.g., categories, blogs she follows, archives) to show up at the bottom of the homepage? On my page, some of this stuff is up at the top of the page and you have to scroll way down to start seeing blog posts. How can I “flip” this?
The PP site has a main menu that goes across the page under the title. My menu is located in the upper right corner and is vertical, not horizontal. How do I make mine look like hers? Is this a CSS thing or can I easily fix this?
The blog I need help with is thetendirections.wordpress.com.