I just installed WordPress and would like to create a template, but don't know where to start. I have a solid grasp of web design and HTML, but know absolutely nothing about CSSs and WP templates. I have a prototype of the design I would like completed in HTML (a "prototype", if you will)--what would I have to change to make it a WP template?
Is there a site that spells out in ridiculously easy terms how to create a WP template?
Obviously I can't just paste WP tags into my HTML. How do I get tags to display what they're supposed to?
What role does the CSS play?
I apologize if this seems rudimentary. Thanks in advance for your help.