I'll be brief and hopefully get my message as clear as can be.
I trying to find a theme that I can build a portal for my retail clients but base it around their community. Initially for at least three months there won't be any client blogs on the site. The idea is to use the categories to build business headings ie. business 1, business 2 etc. Then when I add a post the title would be the name of the business in the business 1 category. In the post I want to add just about anything and everything about the business, basically like their own personal page.
Since the portal itself is based around a small community setting and advertising is key to its success. I would need a banner either above the header or within the header. One at the footer and then on the side bar as a widget(s). I like the look of the http://buddydress.com/ main page but don't see any template that will accommodate that layout.
I would like to add a slide show to a theme that doesn't have one and the ones that do have it are limited in functionality or if you make one change other functionality stops. I'm still trying to work out which theme give the most capabilities out of the box. I'm hoping someone can help me.