Creating no sidebar template wordpress


I’m trying to make my site have a homepage with no sidebar. I want to be able to have a big image, say, 700px width and 400-500 high. I have tried adding a image but it looks crap because I think there is code for a sidebar in the default templates.

I’m guessing it’s not as easy as removing the code

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>


I have also found a fair bit of css. Could this be affecting the image?

.sidebar { float:right; width:200px; padding:20px 10px }
.sidebar ul { float:left; width:100% }
.sidebar li { list-style-type: none; dislay:block; float:left; width:100% }
.sidebar li a { margin:10px 0 0 0 }
.sidebar a { display:block; background:#000; padding:5px; color:#fff; text-decoration:none }
.sidebar a:hover { background:#666 }
.sidebar h2 { font-size:1.5em; margin:12px 0 10px 0; font-weight:bold }
.sidebar h3 { font-size:1.2em; margin:12px 0 0 0; font-weight:bold; border-bottom:#eee solid 1px; float:left; width:100%; margin-right:-3px }
/*.sidebar h3 a{padding:0;text-decoration:none}*/
.sidebar h3:first-child { margin-top:0 }

Just remove the get_sidebar and you’re in business.