“this is my front page” text does not appear in my front page. The header and widgets appear however. What do I need to do.
Please read the following tutorial,
Also, I want to populate my front page with six blocks of information. How is this done?
I am unable to understand your point about Six Blocks of Information. If you are talking about Services widget than it can be displayed in the Three Columns as shown in Prana Demo.
Does not Prana have 960 grid?
Yes, Prana is based on 960 Grid with 16 columns support.