Front page TemplateTitle Page Template
Customizing the Title Page Template
When you want to make your front page dramatic different from the rest of your website, you can create a completely different template. The creation of a cover page template is quite easy. Notice that using relatives path es to pictures (or swf) directly from this page does not work to find pictures near you in your topic list.
Putting these pictures in your topic folder is the right thing to do, but you need to transcribe your HTML to use it: img src=" /sites/all/themes/yourtheme/images/yourimage.gif" /> (which is poor, but fast) or