I need some advice about how to proceed. I want to use the "Pages" feature of WordPress to create a series of web pages. I'm publishing a lengthy piece of fiction, actually, and I was thinking each chapter would be a page.
My issue is that I want these pages, and only these pages, to have their own theme, header graphic, sidebar, and footer. Other pages and post would have the standard theme I use at my blog. How should I proceed?
Do I create a page template that contains all the code for the page layout? Or do I create each file seperately (header.php, index.php, etc.) just as if I were designing my own theme?
I've modified other people's themes for my own use, so I'm not a complete novice (no formal training in PHP, however). And I've read the pages at the WordPress Codex on template files and page templates, but they don't seem relevant to what I want to do.
Of course I could always skip the PHP and just use Dreamweaver and create a seperate site. Does anyone recommend that?