it is possible to method to have two posting areas in Wordpress, for clients who are able to not get into any HTML? Essentially web site has 3 posts. The first is vertical nav, thats no prob. Second is sort of a "sidebar" but in which the primary publish goes, a skinny column. Third is big, "primary area" size, but may also be user editable content. Does which make sense? Has anybody done something similar to this before? Thanks.

It's no problem. Particularly, browse the Icons and multiple Sidebars. You could have no primary page area whatsoever and merely treat your posts as three sidebars and employ the Posts widget wherever you would like, possibly with various Groups.

Or make use of a "Text" widget and set html having a textarea in almost any format you would like.