Is it possible to make one template for index.php and one for the posts themselves?
I'm searching a way to display a couple of posts on the frontpage with "off-topic" info (the about stuff and so on). If you click on a permalink, you end up at a page with the post template. It only shows the post and additional information about the post (like the number of comments, the category).
I think the biggest problem is the use of "nice url's". Maybe the solution could do this (I'm not a php-programmer, so I'll say it in plain English :-) :
If index.php (or nothing) then use frontpage template. If else then use post template. (Or something like that.)