Well, Ive tried to play around with this some more, and there are still things I dont get. Ive reinstalled the \fixed\ version of the 1.5 template, and the issue with multiple greens has indeed been fixed, and I\ve been able to get a red text color. But I still dont understand why I dont see the red banner that is present on the demo (see again http://188.8.131.52/~orcristb/
). When I hit \preview\ while in joomla template manager, this banner shows up, along with the black banner immediately below it. But obviously, when I publish this, only the black banner is visible as you can see at the site above. I would like to get rid of this black banner, and have the red one instead.
SEcond, what characteristics of this template cause the newsflash, and \welcome to joomla\ article span two columns at the site mentioned above, while the \we are volunteers\ article occupies just the middle column? I would like to know how to control this, if possible.
Last (for now), how do I get rid of the \look sensational\ ad at the very bottom of the page?
Thanks again for any help with this...