ok, i've got as far as uploading a custom page template to my child theme.
what i want to do is create a custom loop to go on my front page, instead of a standard loop or static front page. firstly, what code do i need to add to make my page look like a standard page on my site (with header, sidebar etc). secondly, where do i add the code for the custom loop?
this is my test page so far, but as you can see, it's gone very wrong! http://robots-and-spaceships.com/test/