So I make my living selling Blogspot templates. I've self-taught myself css and managed to create some really pretty templates with what I've learned but now It's time to move over to the big boy.
AND I'M PULLING MY HAIR OUT.
I've been at this for weeks. I can't seem to build a simple template from scratch. I find templates I love that need customisation (i'm trying to design my own blog first before even thinking about making my templates available for purchase) but when I change the css in some editor that I can occasionally find but more times than not can't, it doesn't change anything.
There's no 'header' widget like in Blogspot and so sometimes I can't even figure out how to upload my own header image.
I want to be able to create one of my Blogger templates as a practise onto the WP platform doing it the WP way and I have no clue where to start. I'm self hosted by the way.
What would be the best WP theme to start with? My gosh I'm going so mad I'm likely to turn to Artisteer the rate i'm going.
Any advice from anybody would be greatly appreciated. I can code a Blogger template after many years of dabbling so any complicated jargon will fall on deaf ears as i'm no expert. I ideally just want a theme that allows me to use a consistent image for the sidebar title headers and allows me to upload a header with a crisp white background. Everything else I'm sure I can figure out but I just need that starting point.
Thanks in advance