Above "the loop" I want three featured posts, displayed with a thumbnail and the headline, displayed horizontally/side by side. I have the TimThumb plugin installed, which should make implementing this relatively easy
See attached file for rough of how site should look when implemented.
1) All coding implemented and working smoothly.
2) Copy of added code sent as .php files and in .txt docs, with a summary of how to readd the functions if the site goes down.
Wordpress 2.6, using Thesis theme: http://diythemes.com/thesis/