We are going to use WP for this cat rescue org, and have off the main nav. I am following along the standard op proc of http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page and I think I have it right.
But b/c I didn't want the right-hand column to have the Widget area, that is gone in all cases. So I presume I would need to assign the non-blog pages a custom template and let the blog page have index.php, correct?
Also, I'm trying to make the nav take on 5 entries, Donate, Adoptions, Photos, News -- but adding Blog in there and the the line breaks. I might try to work a smaller font in the links and squeeze those boxes more. Will that wreak havoc in some unforeseen way? How crazy would it be to mess with the grid and make wider columns or that sorta thing?
Thinking out loud here...thanks all.