I just want to preface this by saying I'm a complete amatuer when it comes to CSS and design! I know pretty much enough to get me by and probably not enough to get this project completed quickly.
I create two designs in photoshop that I want to use for my WrestlingBlog.com page.
Front.gif is how I want the index.php to look.
Pages.gif is how I want the rest of the blog to look.
What I have done so far
I figured that getting the rest of the blog pages would be much easier because they are already in the traditional blog format. I decided to use Kubrick as my base. (edit: You can view a live preview here: WrestlingBlog.com
My Question to the Community
Any secrets on how to get the front.gif design into a reality? This is pretty much how I think it can be done...
Step 1> Create a new footer.php (indexfooter.php ?), with the green block, recent comments, and tag cloud plugin.
Step 2> Edit index.php to include only 1 entry, put a flickr gallery at the bottom of the loop.
Step 3> create a new sidebar.php (indexsidebar.php).
Feedback would be great! I'll consider releasing it as a theme when finished :)