Ok with reference to the post you pointed me too...
1 - LOOK THRU THE FORUMS! 80-90% of the questions anyone is going to ask have already been asked, and the answer is in the forums. So do your due dilligance and search and read the forums for the answer and to learn.
I spent hours looking through the forums before posting my problem, I always do.
2 - LOOK THRU THE OPTIONS. There are lots of options so do some homework and read thru all the options so you will no what is available to you. There is nothing worst than someone who doesn't think they should look for an answer but wants one handed to them.
Again I spent a long time playing with this before posting requesting assistance
3 - Experiment a little. If you can't figure out how to do something, you will be surprised how easy it is to experiment.
As previous answer, spent a long time playing with experimenting different options before I posted on the forum asking for assistance.
4 - Disable all your plugins - since plug-ins are written by different people, using different coding standards, and there are thousands of plug-ins, inevitably there are going to be conflicts. Conflicts between plug-ins, conflicts between a plug-in and a theme, conflicts between plug-ins and WordPress (there are/were several plug-ins conflicts with WP 3.0 when it first came out. The plug-ins cause sites not to work at all). So disable your plug-ins and see it that resolves the issue.
Yes tried that
5 - Learn some CSS - there are great references on the Internet to help. I am constantly going to http://www.w3schools.com/css to check on syntax and test things out.
I am aware of CSS structures and can alter CSS, that isn't the issue I posted about
6 - Provide the version number of Atahualpa and WP you are running - saying 'I'm using the latest version' is useless, what if a new vrsion came out earlier today or you only think you are using the latest version. Besides, six months from now that statement won't help someone else looking for an answer.
Yes sorry I am using Atahualpa 3.5.3
7 - Provide the URL! - if there is a problem on a particular page - name the page!!
I would rather not provide a URL as my website is under construction
8 - be descriptive - if you have a problem with a widget, don't say ' one of my widgets doesn't work' or 'I want to change the title of a widget to blue' - doing this may get you the code to change the wrong one. - Better to say, I have the PAGES widget in the inner right sidebar and I want to change the title to blue, what do I do?' (Of course you will never ask this question because you will have already searched the forums and found the answer already - I was just using this as an example)
I was descriptive as I possibly could be, if you would like me to expand on certain things I would be happy to explain anything else.
If you do all these things, you will learn and probably solve your own problem and get an answer much more quickly.
I only posted this in the hope that someone could help me out, if its too much trouble that's fine, but just directing me a post explaining the obvious do's and don'ts about forum posting is pretty useless to be honest. Thanks anyway