…the classic approach’s benefits is that every section can have its own little theme without losing the overall framework. By simply swapping the ‘images’ folder for a clone for example ’images-halloween’ you can ‘skin’ the layout. It’s so simple i can write up a new one over a cup of coffee. If you stick to using clones you can never mess up the connected pages. It’s fun for example the journal. Please note that these ‘specials’ are just bits and pieces of wordpress which don’t affect the original.
There’s a particular monochrome-type atmosphere that occurs when you screen multiple images that combined with the right amount and shades of grey give just the right atmosphere.
It’s just the novelty of having multiple dedicated headers for different sections. Practically it’s used for hanging Christmas-balls around the end of the year.