Perhaps I'm making things hard for myself - but I really don't like sidebars, but for the site I'm going to work on I will need a sidebar of sorts. It will perhaps have 2-3 calls to a specific category or two and include the footer credits.
I've drawn a rought sketch of the design I'll work on - but I wonder, do you actually like the sidebar.php? Does it offer any greater advantage over creating a second column with a single column theme?
How difficicult is to create a second column in perhaps an existing single column theme? I just don't want to screw around with another file - I think 2 or 3, is fine, but when you start including things like seperate x, y and z it gets a bit too much. I know it offers more flexibility, but it also feels like more work. If I can build the site by using a second column float, without including sidebar.php that might work better. I'm not sure, but I would like some advice on this.