I am trying to redesign the homepage of *|*Buy Designer Online to have the slider with multiple categories listed underneath. However, when I change my settings for the design of the homepage (a fixed page) it does not show up in this way. I would also like to automatically shrink the the images that I have set as featured for each of the pages to fit within the slider and at the top of each category section - I would appreciate any help you can give me on this as I'm pretty new to this.

Priority 1 - sort out the homepage design
Priority 2 - get the thumbnails working properly.

Many thanks in advance