I tried to search for a relevant discussion on this, but couldn't find anything (but I'm thinking someone else has though of this before) - so if there is a tutorial, plugin, existing theme or discussion about this, I thank you in advance for pointing me in that direction.
I'm wanting to build a non-blog site and use WordPress as the CMS. The primary thing I need direction on is how to attack my needs for the index page. Rather than having a single (or multiple) complete (or excerpted) posts displayed strictly by chronology, I'm wanting instead to have excerpts from only the most recent post from each category displayed. "The Latest From X Category", "The Latest From Y Category" and so on.
My uncertainty comes from my lack of php coding skill, wondering how I can pull that category-specific data from each category to the index page.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.