That had a very negative result. The 300 was a slight miss, but adjusting that would be obvious even to me. But the background color sort of took over all the sidebar widget areas and other vacant space, with lots of extra vacant space also resulting.
As you can see, I'm nowhere close to a made site, and I intend on squeezing the top of the page a good bit. I'm trying to see how far I can go without looking at anything that resembles code, but if this is where that quest ends and you know of somewhere that I could look to understand how to adjust that area without bothering you, this might be a good chance for me to gain a smidgin of knowledge. But I'll also accept any direct help.