My front page needs to look like the following:
The header, navigation, and white content areas are part of my page.tpl.php, and show up on all pages.
I'm assuming I can power the blue Image Carousel by creating a content type that contains an image and caption, then create a view that pulls those images out of the database.
Below that are 3 areas which contain different stuff.
"1" is an image that is a link. The image and link need to be controllable by the admin. "2" is a Facebook social plugin. I'm assuming I can just create a content block and paste the HTML from Facebook into that and assign that block to show up on the front page, somehow. "3" is another, smaller, image carousel, but will most likely use a different content type (assuming I should be using content types for this at all).
What is the best way to put this page together?
It doesn't need to be completely flexible from the admin screens. I'm OK with building a front page template.
How would you build this page? I'm getting to the point where I can get things to work, but I don't think I'm doing them in the most efficient and/or Drupalish way.