Forgive for being such a novice; I've managed to fix a lot of my issue on my own with trial and error with decent success. I do hope I am placing this request in the correct area.
My site - http://thekevinlc.com/
I'm interested in two main things:
1. The Footer is a mess. Here's what I want to do with it. I want the copyright to remain as-is; Copyright © 2012 thekevinlc followed by the Disclaimer | Privacy | Contact links on the same line - all on the left. In the center, I would like the Security Certificate and the Easy Social Icon Widget in the middle, and then the Return to the Top link to the right. I would also like to get rid of the underline of the links.
The footer are is just too large height-wise. I would like to have the footer area as compact vertically as possible. A smaller margin top and bottom is fine - just not that much space.
2. I would like the very first sidebar text widget (the innocuous curmudgeon) logo graphic to have no top or bottom margins - but ONLY that widget. The others are fine the way they are.
Note - I use IE9 but a lot of my visitors use IE8 and even IE7, if that matters.
I apologize if I'm asking for so much. I've tried to resolve these two issues on my own and I may be just missing something. I would appreciate any help you may offer. Thanks!