If you use a Pages database for articles, you can turn on a nice blog-style “article mode” for it — but just for the frontpage view. In the listing view for the categories of your articles you will see a “forum-style” view. If you don’t like that, this template solves this problem. You can assign it to your database or individual categories and your category listings will look like the article mode frontpage.
IPS 4.3/4.4 in their most recent version with the Pages application
I am providing this free of charge. If you like it, feel free to check out my commercial Pages templates as well.