I'm new to WP, comfortable with HTML & CSS, and hoping to leverage WP for it's strong backend/plugin structure.
I want to build a site with lots of uniquely styled static pages and am looking for guidance about how to best implement this.
Say, for instance I wanted a page with static content like this:
<div class="intro"> <h1>Welcome to the site!</h1> <h2>It's the best.</h2> [embed YouTube vid here] </div> <div class="moreContent> [some pics added in a ul and arranged in a fancy way] <p>Lots of words. You get the point.</p> </div>
Two possibilities for getting this into wp immediately occur to me:
1) Write my content as above, paste it into Dashboard>Pages>Add New>Dialogue box. Style in style.css. Maybe even add a custom template to place some widgets where I want them around this content.
2) More or less add all of my content into a custom template php file. Style in style.css
Are either of these the most efficient way to go about building this? Any high-level advice is appreciated. I plan to make lots of static content (i.e., not post) pages, so advice now would be really valuable. Thanks!