Wikis and Sub Wikis, making the sub wikis a sidebar menu?

Ok I am working on a custom theme now using Genesis Framework, now my question is two fold is there a way to style the sub wikis for a page to be a sidebar menu, or some kind of modification. Also I am wanting to do a custom page for the wiki front page, I am trying to make it similar to and for the subwikis I want to make them act like this, so far it is pretty much exactly what I want and i know know that a lot of what i want can be done with css. The other thing I was wondering about it the ability to actually use mediawiki syntax if there was a way to do that?

Right now I am working on the site getting it set up on my localhost. Any help or collaboration would be appreciated.