Splash for noobs


I would like to create a splash page and some navigation before entering into the application. A site before the site kind of thing.

would this be done in index or htaccess?

I did something like you describe with the simple page plugin. There's an option to set the simple page as the homepage. I created a page that has slightly different styling and look than the rest of the site using the body tag in my screen.css. Also it's nice to use simple pages because you can just put the styling within the text field while you are fine-tuning it. Then when you get it styled correctly, you can just move that to your screen.css file.