All hail web developers
Do you know what a flaming bitch it is to work with movable type?? I find the idea that we should design the layout of our own blogs preposterous after having done so I can say with all conviction that it was more effort than it was worth. HTML and CSS can kiss my lily white ass.
I would highly suggest using this plugin: http://styles.movalog.com/generator/generator.php to aid in the process, without which I could not have done this at all, but be wary I didn't get to my own final product without extensive tweaking.