Griddy: Add boxes on home page

Okay, I like the theme and the navigation header is a bit obtuse when trying to configure everything fitting. So, I wonder, is there a way to add a new box on the home page of the griddy theme?

For instance where you see "Featured Item" on the right hand side of the screen in the griddy theme, is there a way to put a box above that for say more content/links? Essentially, I want to add a donate button, and maybe a couple areas for some sponsor ads or the like.

Sure. You'd have to edit the index.php file for that and insert <div class="matted">Your content here.</div> above <div id="featured-item>. The 'matted' class should give you the basic box style. Further than that, you'd probably have to give that div its own class and play around with the css.

To make sure I am understanding correctly which index.php file. This is the index.php for the theme or the main omeka index.php?

I am used to open source software that uses .TPL files separate from the main source files. I never thought to look in the index.php This will definitely help!

I created a box, however it has spanned the entire width of the screen. This isn't a problem as I can use this area to do a basic introduction of how to contribute, etc.

However, when I tried adding a box over the featured item section, it seems to push all the boxes on the screen together. I tried copying and using the featured-items box that's there and duplicating that, same results.

I am not a coder by any means, and can't seem to figure out the easiest way to create a simple box in that area.