OK, here is the site I'm working on, using a child version of Twenty Eleven:
It's very raw right now, but the aesthetics aren't really important at the moment, as I can adjust them later. Right now, my problem is that I want the nav menu (Home, Bio, etc.) to be nestled neatly underneath the site title, with the Mayan god image to the right of both (as at this site, which I don't believe was made with WordPress).
Every time I try to move the menu up, it either ends up beneath the title/image or nestled as I want, but with the menu items stacked vertically instead of in a horizontal line. I've tried applying the background-image property to both the #branding attribute and the #site-title attribute, with no luck. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong? Or is it just not possible, because the php in the menu forces some kind of "clear" function? Thanks.