I've built a couple WP themes using the standard column layouts. One column for content, another for the sidebar... or putting the nav at the top of the page...
I keep searching for a way to do something a bit different, but the best search terms I can think of lead me to other things.
I use WP as a CMS and I want to be able to have a user edit multiple parts of the page. For example, let's say I have Box 1 and Box 2. Box 1 is essentially the loop. Page content goes there.
In Box 2, however, I want a separate section where I can insert a single image via the admin. This area is separated enough from the content of Box 1 that Box 2 can't get any of it's content from the Box 1 editor.
Any idea how to do this?