What a disappointment about the graphic. I use the 800 x 600 resolution because when it's any higher it just doesn't look right to me and the text gets a bit small for my eyes. I do know that a lot of people do use it, however, so my graphic is not going to be where it should be for them. I guess I can live with that.
What footer problem? The CSS I'm using is just the original download with color and font modifications and of course the header graphic. For the footer I removed the bars of color - it's now just white. The credit is in red. If creeping up is a problem what's the right way to fix it?
alphaoide, I typed that line in and wound up gettng an error message that says: Error, please type a comment after I had typed a comment. I think my file was corrupt (it wasn't lining up right in Word Pad, etc.) so I just wound up copying the wp-comments-post.php file from another blog that I've been running for a few months and now it's working just fine.