I'm still quite new to creating child themes, so please forgive me if this question is stupid.
I intended to have a front page with three columns: a sidebar, a gallery (of some portfolio works), and some blog posts on the right. The main blog and the portfolio will be on their own individual pages.
I tried creating a child theme for Thematic and then I copied index.php from the main theme and renamed it as frontpage.php, and then under the admin panel, created a new page with the new frontpage.php as the template. It didn't show up the posts.
Should I be trying conditional tags instead? I'm still trying to wrap my head around using conditional tags for the problem above.
Thanks in advance!