Originally Posted by Pollyanna
DMC, do you know whether you can create a web site as normal but just import or include modules (eg. streaming audio) into the site? You would have noticed that I'm using embedded YouTubes, which isn't perhaps the most elegant solution, but the only one I know at this stage.
I am certain there are some WordPress.org plugins for streaming audio. You can also embed just about anything in a WordPress-based site. However, having YouTube videos embedded in any site is actually very good for SEO. If I were you I'd leave them embedded but you may be seeking a certain look and feel.
Since you are skilled with code, you could use the Starkers template and achieve a high degree of customization. I'm not so skilled so I rely on tweaking ready-made templates, which still works very well.