I have articles on my website that I'm using for actual "article/blog entries." They have their own categories (News, Tech, etc.). I use these categories to show the articles in modules designed to rotate among more recent news articles, articles from a particular category, etc.
Here's my problem: When a user clicks on any article link, that article is shown using the home page's layout: the article is the central content, but all of the other modules that are on the home page are there. What I want to do is have a particular page design for all articles: it has all of the standard menus and such, but only one article is shown as the central content (along with whatever modules I'd like to be visible just on all article pages).
I've searched and searched for something like an option to tie an article category to a particular "hidden menu" module/layout (I'm familiar with that trick, but I can't find a way to make it apply here), etc. Am I missing something?