ok as requested by those who need a guiding light STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CHANGING YOUR STYLE ON THIS SITESTEP 1
click on UCP or "User Control Panel"
this leads you to further options such as "Board Preferences"
click on "Board Preferences"
this provides you with a page of preferences that you can set
click on "My Board Style" it's about half way down
choose the style that you wish to have as your personal template default
you will see this long list of styles, choose one of them and press SUBMIT