I am trying to get my Magento installation work by several days as I find that the project is one the best on the internet, most developed and very well done. I think that is a great piece of software for the web.
On my opinion there is something missing for the newbye, and for the people not so experienced in programming for the web, that may disincentivate the use of that software that can look great on many many e-commerce web sites.
Looking around on the Magento web site, web board or guides I can’t find information related to the use of static and dynamic blocks that are included with the basic installation, that is the way to create a custom looking homepage (for example) with ease.
I would like to simply put on my new product listing, special offers and random products taken from random categories. I suppose it is a very easy thing to do, but I can’t fancy how to use the block instruction and which are the formatting rules. I am a little bit confused probably because I lack some basis in HTML programming.
Any source where I can find a complete instruction would be very appreciated! Also some custom made homepage ready for use would be of great help, thanks!