I started installing WordPress almost 12 hours ago. Some of the delay was because I had to activate mysql on my hosting account and figure out how to create databases. Then I changed my mind about what directory I wanted WP in, so I had to rip everything out and completely start over.
But the biggest time waster by far has been trying to understand the CSS enough to figure out how to shrink the hideous big blue blob at the top of my new blog. Creating a smaller image is not the problem. That's done. And it's named personalheader and it's in my images directory, ready to go.
Setting all the proper CSS is the problem. I'm not a CSS expert, but I'm no newbie either, and that style sheet is making me very cranky. I've been futsing with it for WAY too many hours. I give up. Can someone just please tell me which settings to change and in which files?
It looks like there are probably a few places I need to make changes in style.css - but I can't get the right combination. I know I also need to uncomment out the section in header.php to use personalheader.jpg. Do I have to comment out the header line above (in the CSS images section) that sets the use of kubrickheader.jpg?
I have been able to get the blue part to almost look right (but not quite), but no matter what I do, I can't get the blog name text to "move up" to be centered in the new shorter space. And I don't see where the position of that text is being set.
I would like the blue blob to be no taller than 100 px (maybe even only 75), instead of the current 200 px. I'm fine with the default width.
The rest of WP has been pretty easy to use. But that style sheet. Bleh. So messy.
Thanks in advance for a quick and painless solution.