well, the time has really come for me to find a theme that i like, can modify and move forward with. and i think that goes for the design part as well. i have to put up or shut up. so, on with the theme search.
one of the ways that i have learned to see possibilities is to look at a web site that i like and them look at the site without the css file added. that is one of the best ways that i have found to see what can be done with content.