My pleasure. Welcome to Rapidweaver This forum is a good resource for learning about what other people are doing in RW, what’s causing problems and how those problems can be overcome.
Without knowing what your goals and objectives are for your use of RW it is a little difficult to be specific with advice, but let us imagine that you wanted to create a website to promote your fruit trees, fair enough?
Firstly, as you have stated you are not a developer I think its fair to assume that you would appreciate a graphical environment in which to make the pages of your site. That being the case you really are going to need to buy the Stacks plugin for RW: http://yourhead.com/stacks/
Trying to use RW without the Stacks plugin is pretty torturous and, for me, RW is close to pointless without it. Stacks pages allow you to drag and drop ‘elements’ onto your pages in order to build them up visually and interactively. Each element you drop onto the page will have settings you can configure to make that ‘bit’ look and do pretty much what you want it to…
Banners… text areas… headings…columns… tables…forms… sliders… lists…and stuff with way more bells and whistles than you’re likely to ever need…you are limited (more or less) by two things… your imagination and your budget(!) - it can get quite expensive rather quickly if you are not careful.
Each of these ‘elements’ are ‘stacks’ (note the lowercase ‘s’, to differentiate them from the Stacks plugin). There are lots of vendors who deal in these items and prices range from gratis (donations often appreciated) to … well, quite a lot. The Stacks plugin comes with a basic selection of stacks too, to get you started at least.
So in this example you might want to have a think about the stacks you would need to put your pages together. You could buy a third party theme - which will be MUCH better than the bundled themes. Or you might choose to buy into one of the free design frameworks available such as Foundry or Foundation - these come with pretty much everything you need (theme AND stacks) to make a proper quality website.
Have a look at Stacks… read the forum, watch the videos from the developers. You’ll soon see what I mean. Then… after doing some research and asking some questions… you may be ready to spend some more money to make Rapidweaver a bit more useful for yourself. I’m not saying you could not make a great website using just Rapidweaver alone, I’m saying that building sites/pages with the Stacks plugin is much faster and intuitive for the average RW user.
Best of luck