We need two page designs
The home page should have:
-- The typical, currently popular, slide show for the major proposed product features or benefits.
-- News and announcements. These are ~100 word summaries of articles, such as on the DocumentCloud site
-- A Call-to-Action button. Initially, this will be "Get Involved", "Request A Feature", or "Register for the Beta". The CTA should be the most prominent feature of the home page.
-- A sidebar with smaller news items, a menu, twtter feed, etc.
The typical large footer with a sitemap.
The inner pages should have sidebar menus, a shallow header with a top level menu, and possibly a second level menu. The content of these pages will be primarily either an article or a blog post. There will be inner pages that have lists of blog posts; these lists can have the same design as the article list in the home page.