@Mtt thanks! So it is a totally hosted Micro.blog site. i used Primrose and then honestly beat the CSS (and some HTML and JS) into submission. The thing is I imagine that most users dont have the knowledge, time or patience to do this sort of thing. I know that there is a better way, but alas that is something that has been a struggle for most blogging platforms. Years ago blogger did a thing where they introduced several themes by top name deaigners, which was nice. I should write some of this down in something longer form I think.