E8. Where are the column animations? Why is the column text below the column images?

Presentation Page Columns behaviour depends on device type and screen size –  the animation are disabled if the theme is viewed on a screen width size appropriate to be considered a mobile device / tablet. In this case, the columns turn to static content, moving the content below the images (as mobile devices do not support hover effects to trigger the animations).

Because of this, you may see your site (specifically the columns) differently between devices.