Trying to think this one through. Please help me if you have any ideas.
I want to have an index page with content that links to other areas of the site. The links may be to pages or posts. Doesn't matter. At any rate, I want to have four unique areas of content. And the content areas might be sized differently. I guess that can be done with CSS.
I am thinking that the index page could be a category page with posts assigned to an "index" or "home" category, and they could include thumbnails or images.
To implement, I need a custom category page (with full width), correct?
What / how would I specify a category page for the "front page displays" in the admin section for the "reading sections"?
But how do I add just four posts associated to that category page?