I'd like to start a website that would feature wordpress style blog entries on the front page, but also could have links to other more traditionally built pages. I have dreamweaver for construction of those pages.
My questions are these:
What is the quickest way to learn customized wordpress style sites? (I have photoshop skills and was thinking about just picking up "wordpress for dummies" or something similar over holiday break)
I haven't had to upload to a host site since college 8 years ago. I basically need to keep everything in one root folder, correct?
Is this a bad idea--is there something much easier?