Hello, folks. I've waded far and wide into this forum pool and I am lost. I really want just to do two things: 1. create menus like those shown on http://themeshaper.com/thematic/guide/ (I can't even figure out how to do this!), and 2. I'd like the pages the menus link to use SEO-friendly URLs, not page-IDs. It's easy if you know it - but I don't.
Context: I am not a dev. I know HTML, I can read and understand XML logic, and I wrote batch files long ago in the days of DOS. But I am not a dev -- I am a writer. I've never set up a blog nor worked with WordPress until now. I am struggling with basic nomenclature (superfish?), which source files contain the functions to modify, where to put the modified functions in the child theme (yes, I have that done!), and what parameters are supported in a given function. I do not know PHP (is that a deal breaker?). I need API docs for Thematic!
I do get the concepts, but I just can't find the explicit information I need to make the mods I want. Is the Thematic Guide site code available (at least for the menu section)? That might be all I need to see. Thanks for any assistance you can offer.