I want to know how to do is create a master or main page. I come from an ASP.Net background and am truly trying to learn Drupal, but I am very frustrated with finding where/how to start.
For me, the start has always been creating a main page. I use .Net as my platform but usually do all my work through HTML and CSS, as in creating a 3-column website using CSS. However, I really like the functionality of .Net in that I create this on ONE page as a master, and then just insert my content in a content holder. I know things don't work exactly the same, I don't expect them to, but I would like to know how to create a master page, or basically a template that contains the header, footer, menus and content layout.
How do I create a basic main page template?