Ok guys, I need some help. I'm in the process of completely redoing Ocean.US <http://www.ocean.us> and it's a huge mess (if not already apparent). I'm scrapping everything, the frontend/backend/architecture, nothing is setup in a logical manner. I'm moving the entire system to an Apache/PHP/MySQL backend.
But here's where I need help, how do I organize this site which is a bunch (roughly 80-200) static files with an equal amount of Word and PDF documents but at the same time allow them to update the site, like change text, or upload a file and link to it, basic maintenance stuff?
Is it possible in WP to mimic the Ocean.US site as it is now, with links and static content, but allow users to login and edit these static pages? I could then allow the users to FTP documents in and edit the toolbar for editing content to have an extra option for linking to documents. This could work very well but I'm not sure if it is all possible, since I'm fairly new to WP (but not new to PHP or XHTML+CSS design).
Any other ideas? I haven't really built a site of this size and structure before and would like to approach this in the best possible way for maintenance on their part and ease on my part. XHTML1.0 Strict is a must so that will help considerably in seperating content/design, all I need is a solid architecture to back me up.