I've been trying to customize my cubit site, to include some elements such as a tabbed box, or accordian type box so that I can organize a bunch of content in a more manageable way. But no matter how I attempt to do this; it always ends up disabling some other feature on the page. (Usually the menu, which I just spent so long trying to figure out how to customize!) I finally got that darn menu to change colors on hover ... only to knock it out .. when I put anything else interesting on the page other than text and a plain image.
Eventually, I get exasperated, put my content in folder separate from Cubit theme, and then just call it onto the page through an iFrame.
It's getting tiresome, though.
Now, I'm trying to expand the footer with a background color or image and a 100% width so it can include content like navigation, etc. Of course, the theme does not want to play. No matter what I try, I cannot get the footer to break outside of the 900 pixel content area. Clearfix has not worked, adding a footer plugin, for some reason, fills the entire content section with my footer background color. I (right up to beneath the navigation bar. I think this has something to do with "top" but i can't nail it down. The definition of where the footer begins, is ambigious to several methods I've tried.
I'm feeling very frustrated with this theme, because it doesn't allow much use of widgets. None on the homepage and none in the footer. No use of the WP menus. So I"m pretty much forced to customize .. only to find that there is a conflict with nearly everything I try. I just bought the theme a few months ago, so I'm surprised that I'm having trouble with current design stuff like the jquery shortcodes.
Am I trying to push the theme beyond what it can do?