I'm currently facing a few loose ends while dealing with the homepage of a theme I am working on. I got my loop set up to show the most recent posts in a certain style and it works perfectly.
Now I am trying to position two sticky posts (or even posts from a certain category) on top of that loop, utilizing different styling and showing only a thumbnail and the headline. I want them to be up there no matter how old they are and want the regular loop to begin just below of them. Like on a typical magazine website, the top content stays where it is while the blog content below gets new posts more often. Please see attached draft.
I really don't know how to incorporate the two posts above my loop. I'd really appreciate any hint in the right direction where to start.