Actually, I do have that installed and I think it's doing what it's supposed to do. Let me describe what I'm trying to do. Maybe I'm going about it wrong.
I'd like my web site to have the same look as WP as far as headers and footers are concerned with WP installed in a subdirectory. So I thought that what I should do is use the code in my first message to "insert" the header in the site's html files. Like I said. that hasn't worked as described in the article but I'm probably doing something wrong.
What the static-front plug-in does is start the blog with the Page that has a slug of Home. But what I'm trying to do is have my home page in a normal html file outside the WP and again, have all the web pages take on the same look and feel.
Boy, I hope I'm being clear enough.