Been searching the forums, but still confused. Read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates - still confused.
My blog theme is a 3 column one, 2 180px side bars, a header section with logo, search box, nav menu.
For the home page I want something totally different, such as 2 wide columns only, same header. But I do not understand how to do this as using the separate page calls up header.php which sets the CSS and the sidebars cannot be moved (they can be removed).
So, confused. If anyone knows of step by step tutorial please let me know - I am sure there is one out there somewhere!