First, I'm making a personal/professional website with my name as its own domain, and I plan to add an online resume.
Now, I just spent almost 6 hours trying to learn how to customize a Wordpress template and I've gotten almost nowhere.
I'm using Wordpress because I hear it's the easiest to use out of all the CMS apps out there. I was hoping to avoid modifying any code (there's LOTS of it and it's hard to navigate through the code) or messing around the PHP as I have zero experience with any of that (despite the fact that I have an IT background).
I picked the simplest template available and it still was a frustrating experience. But I managed to make a passable home page (albeit with too much white space) at least for now. I'm still not satisfied with the way it looks for a final product.
I want to put my pic to the left next to my name and tagline (all left justified). Then I want to put a pic of clouds under the home/resume menu, ideally a pic of moving clouds or a mini-slideshow of changing pictures. I want to be able to put images within the page body. Then either in a side bar or at the bottom, I want to add small link icons for my facebook, linkedin, and twitter pages. Maybe I'm missing something?
Here's my site: http://www.nabeelkeblawi.com/
Help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.