and I because of the h3 tags it appears to be just trying to keep the space open for a title regardless of if there is one on the widget. If I place the title onto the widget it shows up and fills the whitespace. For this theme, I would like to have some sort of if statement in place that detects the presence of a title before proceeding to reserve that space so that the theme comes out clean.
Does anyone have a clue on how to implement that? I have no idea where to start or what syntax would be needed.