rvblog, probably quite a mission. i've just managed to integrate wordpress into the same design as my static pages and wiki.
you have a real hand at html and css. i don't know php though, and managed. it's best to have your own apache server with php, mysql and wordpress to play on. then you just need to be good at hacking, and play around with the stuff in the templates directory. it does make sense. kwiki has a easier template system. so without first having managed to integrate that, i might not have managed wordpress.
one thing. it's a lot lot easier to create a template, to modify a template to near what you want and then to create static parts of your page to fit a simple template. don't like me make a complicated layout for your site and then want to integrate your blog into it.
jerm, your template is looking great. love those smooth gradients. just keep developing it until you can call it a design.