I've been searching the forums, but as yet have not found a solution to what I'm trying to achieve.
I want to display excerpts of the 20 most recent posts in a particular category in two columns - but I'd like to style the latest post in the category differently, and have it span the two columns.
1 (latest post) --------------- 2 | 3 4 | 5 6 | 7 etc
I had some luck with a PerishablePress tutorial and CSS for the first post, but it put my ordering out of whack for the second and third posts due to using CSS floats.
I'm sure there's a WP/PHP guru out there somewhere who can restore my sanity and show me how this is done. Fingers are crossed!