I read the child themes info and didn't see anything about it havingt o be empty. I'm happy to take your advice on any theme recommendations - I don't really care myself. It only has rto accommodate a simple magazine format for a client of mine. But I have to say, after ten years designing websites, it would have taken me no more than a minute to set up the two column page - now it's taken me hours of stress. Is wordpress really the answer?
Ok, if I take your advicer, how do I adopt the new simple catch theme and replace the 2011. And do I still need my child theme, and if so, what should bed in it and where should it go?
I am only doing this section of his website in wordpress - teh rest I will go back to doing in much simpler XHTML/css
Your help is appreciate dby tehew ay and I am at least impressed by teh speed of responses on here