Upfront .... what am I mising

I am playing around with the Parrot Theme. Upfront takes some getting use to...all I want to do is add a logo in the top left with social icons in the top right. I tried changing the transparency of text background and got a color I didn't choose (I've tried edge & chrome browsers). What am I missing here....this seems to be the most difficult way to create a page. Is there no way to just Create a regular page, ad a sitewide logo and have sidewide social icons/links?