Thank you for your advice!
I purchased the Genesis Extender Plugin and managed to adjust the static homepage so that there’s a text widget next to the slider, like this:
Don’t mind the colors and other stuff because I’m still working on it and haven’t launched the site officially yet. The only thing I need to know is what the ideal size is for the slider and the pictures with the design as how I’ve got it right now. Do you know how I can find out?
I’ve got another question about the navigation menu, but I’ll start a new topic for it to keep it organized on the forum.
Thank you for your help!