As I mentioned, I solved my issues using the com_gantry style sheets - all is great here.
I'm working with the straight gantry template - to build a custom version. I would like to accomplish two things - one - I would like to add a body background image vs. the color within the style chooser - The other, I would like to add a background image to the entire header which is the top rt.container.
I've added a custom style sheet and it's listed in the index.php of the template. Some small changes that I've made such as adding module styling have worked, but not adding the background image. I even went so far as to comment out the background color in Style1 which is my default and add it there as well as in my custom style sheet but no joy. (cleared the cache)
After reading this post I modified the mycustomsyle.php as custom.php and also modified the file to reflect that and loaded it just in case that might also help, but again no joy.
I haven't attempted the header image yet, but was trying to solve this first.
Any help would be much appreciated. There are just a few cosmetic changes and then this site is done and I can flip the IP.
Thanks in advance
Could you please open a new thread as this thread is just a tutorial how to "add" the custom css file but not how to "custom" the style? You may reply me back here with your thread and I will check to tweak or customize it