nu·men (nmn, ny-)
Front page for the site
In order to have a different splash page/front page with some what different layout than the other pages it's easier to create one by copying the page.tpl.php and renaming it as page-front.tpl.php. Do the nessesary changes in "page-front.tpl.php" which will reflect only in the front page.
Or else the module http://drupal.org/project/front will help.