Please bear with me

I'm playing around with themes. I haven't quite mastered code yet and so my attempts at customizing them are clumsy at best. The result is that I'm trying different things and checking out different themes.I have a secret blog on, which is a blog-hosting site not unlike blogger (but smaller) and I use this theme, Contempt, on it. I liked the look and thought I'd try it on something bigger.Here's what I like about it. I like the page tabs at the top, though I'm only using one of them. I like the way the theme displays categories etc down the side. I like the fact it's not dark like the last theme.The only thing I don't like but can live with is the fact that when you go to categories you get truncated, not full posts.If anybody has feedback, let me know what you think.