I'm just beginning to learn CSS, PHP, MySQL etc. as I'm fed up scratching my head as soon as something within wordpress goes wrong! So at the moment I don't have the ability to do the coding you described. What I've done is uploaded my site to a testing domain I bought, using instructions from the below link: http://www.codemyownroad.com/13-steps-to-deploy-wordpress-from-your-localhost-to-a-live-web-server/
Everything went well apart from unfortunately none of my tweaks to suffusion seem to have been copied. I then tried using wordpress import but it only seemed to double up the buttons.
I repeated the upload without importing this time. Is there any chance you could advise me on why my changes to suffusion haven't uploaded, and also have a look at the image placement please? At the moment the image on the home page has been increased in size using the page editor... When I know what to do with the CSS I will remake the image in photoshop to be the exact size.http://mytestingplace.com
Thanks a lot
EDIT: As you can see from the locally hosted images above, some settings have uploaded (e.g. the backround image). But then others like the Color Scheme and Header Foreground image haven't?