Since last post, I have messed around a bit with the "fonts and colors". There are tons of options to try out here. For example, since I don't like all the dotted lines that were around the post and under each link in the side bar, I changed the "post border color" to white and they all disappeared. I also gave the "post title" and the "sidebar title" contrasting colors.
The other change I made this morning is a bit more complicated to explain. I took off all the rounded corners because they were somewhat incompatible with the photo at the top and will tend to interfere with background changes I'd like to make. You can just leave them alone if this seems too complicated. I'll explain how to do this in more detail in a later post, but the gist of it is to delete all of the image files imbedded in the template. They look something like this:
but you have to take some coding with them and it's not always easy to identify which coding goes. Each line with this coding in it starts with "background:". If there are references to a background color or to margin sizes, then keep those parts of the line, otherwise you can delete the entire line. You can try this out if you check everything out in "preview" mode, but I'll give more detailed examples later.
Important Note: For now, I've left the image file alone in the "comments" section of the template as I haven't gotten comfortable with editing that yet.