I run a similar site @ Gaming4Respect.com. Hit me up, wouldn't mind trading off ideas with you. Looks nice.
mail me with more details.. I can help
Actually, what I did on my site was I used power point to make my header and side parts on my site. I then group all the components together and save what I group as a jpeg. I did have to adjust it some a couple of times to get it the way I wanted it to me.
I then right below the header added a banner that rotates around to give some up to date information.
My site really is nothing like yours, but I would think you could use the same type of format to try this. www.dynamicpups.ning.com