I managed to get the home page working but since there are some conflicting instructions I'm still running into visual issues. Your online instructions says to set the layout to "1 column" and your PDF instructions says to set it to "Homepage"
DEMO page - http://www.hellothemes.com/demo/?theme=helloglam
If you compare it to you demo store the header is still not rendering correctly. Basically the top header looks extended and is showing additional background imagery as a result. Please advise.