I am running wordpress locally while I try to edit my child theme of Thematic to my liking. I will use it as a photo blog. I have been playing with the 2c-l-fixed.css layout, along with other css files, in a failed attempt to edit the content, containers, main area, and wrapper in order to achieve an 800+ px content area for large photos. Ultimately, I want a simple design of a slim (approx. 150px) fixed menu on the left (I want the menu to not move, while the content scrolls) with a content area containing the posts of photos and whatever text filling the remainder.
Any ideas? I really appreciate it.