I'm learning to use DS to build a relatively simple site but where I like to "expose" various parts of the content on the front page. I think I could do this relatively easy using Panels and Views, but if possible I would like to avoid the extra weight from Panels and only use DS for all display, so what is best way to do this?
I can see using Views Displays as one possible way to go, creating a view that fetch all I need and then distribute it on the DS layout, possibly using DS fields if that comes smoother. Or is there a better way that you with more DS experience already have worked out?
This is my first DS site and I searched d.o. quite closely about the topic but couldn't really find anything useful. Any input welcomed.