I am currently in the process of designing my site, however at this time I am currently using Movabletype as it is what I am use to basing my designs around and it is a much easier concept (imo) to master as far as coding goes.
I would like to turn this layout I have created: http://these-words.org/index2.html (please please view in Firefox) into a theme that I can use in WordPress (obviously :P)
I understand the basics behind a WordPress theme as far as what the WP tags do and where to put them, but I'm unknowledgeable as far as the actual php part goes. I have looked at various sites that explain php includes, splitting the designs into header, footer etc pages...but I'm still not sure where to begin and how to go about cutting up the coding I currently have to make a theme.
I know this is asking a lot, but I would really like to learn I just need some info on where to start =/ Any help would be appreciated.