After choosing a theme, looked at the best ways to change and adapt the theme to match my mockups. The first link was something I found too intrusive and relied on using the editor. Gantry is a plugin that I came across that allows you to adapt the layout in easy steps and changes the styles for you. Gantry 4 and 5 both did not work this was due to either the theme I had didn’t support gantry or that I needed to download another plugin to support it as one of the links demonstrated. Either way i found another plugin that did a similar function called page builder by site origin.