After a day or so spent wrestling with a problem - it's time to seek help from those with much more savvy than myself, which is probably most, I am not a native coder and neither am I overly familiar with the way CSS renders things all over a webpage...and many other technical aspects and get by with a lot of trial and error...
Well, recently I copied and pasted a chunk of code from a HTML5 page into an XHTML page, linked all relevant CSS and after a lot of fiddling about, eventually got the pasted code lined up underneath the original pages menu and it looks cool, the pasted code is actually a newspaper themed layout, complete with custom fonts and css.
It looks really good and is exactly what I had in mind when starting out, however, when I validated with WC3 it returned about a dozen errors, relating to the tags of the HTML5 code mostly. I understand that the document itself is XHTML1 Transitional and the validator is looking for specific mark up, so <header> for example rings alarm bells.
I know such a project is probably bordering on lunacy, however the Joomla site created the perfect layout I wanted and all is pretty much good so far, but there is 2 things that have gave me cause to worry - and that is having to learn how to somehow convert the entire site (or about 10 seperately styled pages at least) from XHTML to HTML5, which sounds a nightmare as there are a load of CSS files and java functions in use, or is it more viable to somehow convert HTML5 code to work within an XHTML document?
I won't go into too much else for now - I know it's a wacky sort of subject but any help or advice would be very much appreciated.