Not entirely sure this is the right place for inquires such as this, as the place is denoted for non wordpress hosted theme development, but I figured I'd give this a shot after working on a theme for a while.
So anyway, I'm an amateur when it comes to coding, but I wanted to design a theme for a blog. Seeing as I can't afford web hosting, I determined to try and get it on WordPress.com, so that I might use it and others could as well.
However, upon looking at the, what seem to be, pretty strict guidelines, I'm not sure if i can get the code up to snuff and include everything I must for the them- for instance I have no clue as to how to include the wordpress.com $30 a month theme customizing functions/capabilities.
Aside from that, I was going for a theme that is purposely bare, as a result some standard things are missing, such as a general nav menu, and I've moved sidebar content to the footer instead.
Here are a few images of the live test I have for the site at the moment to give everyone an idea.
For further reference, when hovering over links (Such as site title and read more arrow,) They display the meta date color.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could sort of guide me on this, or if anyone thinks the design is decent enough to do a little more work on, I'd happily turn over the files to someone who knows they can mold it into a functioning theme and get it onto wordpress.com- again I want to use it, but can only do so if i can find a free hosting solution such as WordPress.com.
I apologize if I'm wrong in bringing this up here. Thanks for reading.